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Affiliation (Master)

  • Faculty of Information Science and Technology Systems Science and Informatics Informatics for System Creation

Affiliation (Master)

  • Faculty of Information Science and Technology Systems Science and Informatics Informatics for System Creation

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Degree

  • Ph.D. (University of Electro-Communications)(The University of Electro-Communications)

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  • Name (Japanese)

    Tanaka
  • Name (Kana)

    Takayuki
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    200901070423113274

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Achievement

Research Interests

  • パワーアシスト   筋骨格モデル   筋活動センシング   ペットロボット   生物型ロボット   視覚情報   画像計測   生体計測システム   移動ロボット   ウェアラブルロボット   人間機械システム   Mobile Robot   Wearable Robot   Human-Machine System   

Research Areas

  • Informatics / Human interfaces and interactions
  • Informatics / Database science
  • Manufacturing technology (mechanical, electrical/electronic, chemical engineering) / Measurement engineering
  • Informatics / Intelligent robotics
  • Informatics / Perceptual information processing
  • Informatics / Mechanics and mechatronics
  • Informatics / Robotics and intelligent systems

Research Experience

  • 2023/05 - Today Hokkaido University Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science Deputy Center Director
  • 2023/04 - Today University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences
  • 2022/04 - Today Hokkaido University Faculty of Informatio Science and Technology
  • 2021/01 - Today Hokkaido University Faculty of Information Science and Technology Professor
  • 2019/04 - 2020/12 Hokkaido University Faculty of Information Science and Technology Associate Professor
  • 2007/04 - 2019/03 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Associate Professor
  • 2004/04 - 2007/03 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Associate Professor
  • 2003/04 - 2004/03 University of Electro-Communications Associate Professor
  • 1996/04 - 2003/03 University of Electro-Communications Assistant Professor

Education

  •        - 1996  The University of Electro-Communications
  •        - 1994  The University of Electro-Communications  Faculty of Electro-Communications

Awards

  • 2024/05 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス部門 ROBOMECH表彰(産業・実用分野)
     外壁タイル非破壊検査のための電磁波多層走査法による空隙深さとサイズの同時推定 
    受賞者: 田中孝之;アッサリム・ホセイン;本田匠;大野湧人;内田茂
  • 2023/02 産業応用工学会 論文賞
     残存機能を活用した立ち座り動作支援機器における適正アシスト力の選定と評価 
    受賞者: 三上 隼人;土谷 圭央;田中 孝之;和田 親宗
  • 2022/09 計測自動制御学会 フェロー称号
     
    受賞者: 田中孝之
  • 2022/06 Japan Society of Fisheries Engineering Fisheries Engineering Paper Award
     Effect of Work Assistive Suit on Fishermen’s Physical Labor in Fish Unloading Task on a Skipjack Tuna Pole and Line Fishing Boat on Offshore Waters 
    受賞者: Hideyuki Takahashi;Kenji Yasuda;Takayuki Tanaka
  • 2021/11 日本再生医療とリハビリテーション学会 第3回日本再生医療とリハビリテーション学会学術大会
     最優秀賞 
    受賞者: 吉田道拓;田中孝之;土谷圭央
  • 2020/12 計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門 部門研究奨励賞
     X線画像解析に基づく腰部締付力による人体腰部の関節剛性変化のモデル化 
    受賞者: 吉田道拓;田中孝之;金子勇斗;土谷圭央;神島保
  • 2019/03 計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門 SI2018優秀講演賞
     杖型立ち座り支援器具 
    受賞者: 田中孝之;勝長達平;橋元裕紀;平石聖;土谷圭央
  • 2018 日本ロボット学会 フェロー
     
    受賞者: 田中 孝之
  • 2017/12 計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門 部門貢献賞
     
    受賞者: 田中 孝之
  • 2017/01 Hokkaido University Hokkaido University President's Award for Outstanding Research
     
    受賞者: Takayuki Tanaka
  • 2016/02 北海道 北海道科学技術奨励賞
     軽労化技術スマートスーツの研究開発と普及活動 
    受賞者: 田中 孝之
  • 2014/01 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
     
    受賞者: Takayuki Tanaka
  • 2012 第24回中小企業優秀新技術・新製品賞 産学官連携特別賞
  • 2011 2011年度精密工学会北海道支部優秀プレゼンテーション賞
  • 2011 ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文賞
  • 2010 日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス部門貢献表彰
  • 2009 計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門貢献賞
  • 2009 日本機械学会北海道支部賞(研究技術賞)
  • 2008 SI2008優秀講演賞
  • 2008 (社)精密工学会2008年度北海道支部学術講演会技術賞
  • 2008 計測自動制御学会論文賞
  • 2007 ICROS ICCAS2007 Student Paper Award
  • 2007 SPIE ISOT2007 Best Paper Award
  • 2007 画像センシングシンポジウム優秀論文賞
  • 2007 ICROS ICCAS2007 Student Paper Award
  • 2007 SPIE ISOT2007 Best Paper Award
  • 2006 SI2006優秀講演賞
  • 2006 (社)精密工学会2006年度北海道支部学術講演会技術賞
  • 2005 SPIE ISOT2005 Best Student Paper Award
  • 2005 SPIE ISOT2005 Best Student Paper Award
  • 2004 SI2004ベストセッション賞
  • 2003 SI2003優秀講演賞

Published Papers

  • Saizo Kameia, Yoshio Tsutiya, Takayuki Tanaka, Masaki Kitagawa
    産業応用工学会論文誌 12 (1) 92 - 100 2024/03/15 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Junki Matsuda, Takayuki Tanaka
    Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan 41 (9) 789 - 796 0289-1824 2023/11 [Refereed]
     
    This research aims to improve maneuverability for power assist system based on guidance force field. This paper describes a method of improving maneuverability using guidance force field of toward the desired trajectory considering approachability on the impedance-controlled manipulator. The approachability in this study means the direction where to approach target work piece. The guidance force field generated toward planned trajectory considering approachability based on Minimum-Jerk Model. It was designed to be easy to apply operator's mind, because the guidance force was designed to decrease when the difference between the desired trajectory and the end-effector position was increased using spreading parameter of guidance force field. Moreover, we defined evaluation function to evaluate maneuverability for guidance force field. As a result of study, we confirmed that the proposed method can improve maneuverability through experiments.
  • Daniel Tunmise Fatunmbi, Takayuki Tanaka
    2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) 2023/10 [Refereed]
  • Yoshio TSUCHIYA, Yoshifumi TANAKA, Takayuki TANAKA
    IFAC-PapersOnLine 56 (2) 9709 - 9714 2405-8963 2023/07 [Refereed]
  • Masahiro Sato, Michihiro Yoshida, Takashi Kusaka, Yusuke Suzuki, Takayuki Tanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 35 (3) 762 - 770 0915-3942 2023/06/20 [Refereed]
     
    We considered the change in joint stiffness as a motion strategy in human lumbar extension movement. We developed a musculoskeletal model that can reproduce this motion strategy and attempted to clarify the individual characteristics and differences in motion strategy. This model reproduces changes in lumbar joint stiffness during movement by appropriately adjusting parameters such that they represent the motion strategy. Using this model, we identified parameters in lumbar extension exercises for six participants with differences in lumbar joint stiffness and examined changes in lumbar joint stiffness and motion strategies. The results showed that participants with similar changes in joint stiffness had commonalities in their motion strategies.
  • Shunsuke Nakamae, Takayuki Tanaka, Koji Shimatani
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 35 (3) 810 - 822 0915-3942 2023/06/20 [Refereed]
     
    The transversus abdominis muscle is important for various human functions, including the prevention of back pain and the use of muscle activity values as an indicator for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Measuring muscle activity is an effective means of evaluating whether correct training has been performed. The transversus abdominis muscle stiffness sensor developed in a previous study used a method in which a belt with a sensor attached was wrapped around the lower back, which made measurement simple but also caused problems owing to the influence of phenomena other than muscle activity on the measurement data. Therefore, we propose a novel correction method to calculate the muscle activity of this sensor accurately, which can be used for simple measurements. We propose a formula to compensate for effects other than muscle activity based on a model equation that includes contact conditions and belt tension, which affect the muscle stiffness sensor value. We evaluated the validity of the correction equation from simulations and the change in similarity owing to the correction by simultaneously measuring the muscle action potentials and muscle stiffness sensor values during breathing movements with muscle activity. The proposed correction method improved the muscle stiffness data during respiration and contraction. It is possible to improve the measurement accuracy by improving the calibration method and hardware.
  • Hussain Alsalem, Takayuki Tanaka, Takumi Honda, Shigeru Uchida, Wakuto Ono
    2023 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 1 - 5 2023/01/17 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Electromagnetic waves have proven to be efficient in detecting voids in concreted building tiles. However, obstacles, such as the difficulty of data analysis and the need to use relatively large equipment on-site, lead to increased costs. The multilayer survey method (MLS) provides a qualitative and fundamental solution to this dilemma. Because it is based on multiple scans, it still has the potential to improve the quantity and location of the required scanning layers, which will increase the accuracy and speed of the results. MLS was conducted on actual tiled concrete, which includes voids of several sizes. A comparison of the simulation and experimental results showed that there was a possibility of optimizing the number of scan layers. The ability to optimize scanning layers was demonstrated both theoretically and empirically.
  • Masahiro Sato, Takayuki Tanaka, Michihiro Yoshida, Yusuke Suzuki
    2023 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 1 - 6 2023/01/17 [Refereed]
     
    In this study, we developed a lumbar mechanical model that can reproduce the changes in joint stiffness during lumbar extension motion in humans. Earlier reports suggest that during lumbar extension motion joint stiffness varies from person to person. The individual differences in the way joint stiffness changes during lumbar extension motion are caused by individual differences in motion strategy, developed with reference to the equilibrium-point hypothesis, which is one of the clues to the elucidation of the human motor control law. We herein describe the development process of the model and examine the possibility of verifying individual differences in movement strategies by reproducing joint stiffness changes.
  • Hussain Alsalem, Takayuki Tanaka, Takumi Honda, Satoru Doi, Shigeru Uchida, Wakuto Ono
    IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1931-4973 2022/12/30 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The separation of tiles from buildings degrades the aesthetic appeal of buildings and may result in structural failure. Therefore, tiles should be inspected periodically. However, manual inspections are expensive and require qualified experts. In this study, voids corresponding to tile separation were detected in a concrete specimen using nondestructive inspection based on electromagnetic wave detection. Furthermore, wave reflection models of healthy and defective tiles were created, and the effects of the void plane size on the reflection of defective tiles were considered. The correlation between the void plane size and the reflection intensity difference integral value was verified through multilayer scanning using these models.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka
    Robotics 11 (6) 149 - 149 2022/12/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the fields of control engineering and robotics, either the Lagrange or Newton–Euler method is generally used to analyze and design systems using equations of motion. Although the Lagrange method can obtain analytical solutions, it is difficult to handle in multi-degree-of-freedom systems because the computational complexity increases explosively as the number of degrees of freedom increases. Conversely, the Newton–Euler method requires less computation even for multi-degree-of-freedom systems, but it cannot obtain an analytical solution. Therefore, we propose a partial Lagrange method that can handle the Lagrange equation efficiently even for multi-degree-of-freedom systems by using a divide-and-conquer approach. The proposed method can easily handle system extensions and system reconstructions, such as changes to intermediate links, for multi-degree-of-freedom serial link manipulators. In addition, the proposed method facilitates the derivation of the equations of motion-by-hand calculations, and when combined with an analysis algorithm using automatic differentiation, it can easily realize motion analysis and control the simulation of multi-degree-of-freedom models. Using multiple pendulums as examples, we confirm the effectiveness of system expansion and system reconstruction with the partial Lagrangians. The derivation of their equations of motion and the results of motion analysis by simulation and motion control experiments are presented. The system extensions and reconstructions proposed herein can be used simultaneously with conventional analytical methods, allowing manual derivations of equations of motion and numerical computer simulations to be performed more efficiently.
  • Takayuki MUKAEDA, Yunosuke SHIMADA, Takayuki TANAKA, Hiroaki NOGUCHI, Toshihisa ABE
    Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 58 (12) 558 - 567 0453-4654 2022/12 [Refereed]
     
    To evaluate the work contents of a care worker, this paper proposes a novel lower limb posture estimation method, and a motion recognition method for the automation of care records. In our approach, wearable-embedded sensors consisting of inertial sensors and insole-type plantar pressure sensors were used to recognize the posture of the whole body during care tasks. The upper body posture was calculated from triaxial accelerations, and posture classification of lower limbs can be reached with characteristics extracted from plantar pressure distribution. To achieve accurate posture recognition considering unexpected posture in training phase and compound postures combining multiple postures, a new posture estimation method combining normal and complementary Gaussian mixture network (NACGMN) and posture-fitness function was developed. Using the time-series data of posture information, our proposed work estimation manner utilizing hidden semi-Markov models can recognize performed care works based on the frequency distribution of state transitions. In experiments, we measured and recognized transfer assistance works between a bed and a wheelchair in our laboratory and an actual care facility, and the results demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed system.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka
    Sensors 22 (20) 7989 - 7989 2022/10/19 [Refereed]
     
    Advances in micro-electro-mechanical systems technology have led to the emergence of compact attitude measurement sensor products that integrate acceleration, magnetometer, and gyroscope sensors on a single chip, making them important devices in the field of three-dimensional (3D) attitude measurement for unmanned aerial vehicles, smartphones, and other devices. Sensor fusion algorithms for posture measurement have become an indispensable technology in cutting-edge research, such as human posture measurement using wearable sensors, and stabilization problems in robot position and posture measurement. We have also developed wearable sensors and powered suits in our previous research. We needed a technology for the real-time measurement of a 3D human body motion. It is known that quaternions can be used to algebraically handle 3D rotations; however, sensor fusion algorithms for three sensors are presently complex. This is because these algorithms deal with the post-rotation attitude (pure quaternions) rather than rotation information (the rotor) to avoid a double covering problem involving the rotor. If we are dealing with rotation, it may be possible to make the algorithm simpler and faster by dealing directly with the rotor. In this study, to solve the double covering problem involving the rotor, we propose a stateful rotor and develop a technique for uniquely determining the time-varying states of the rotor. The proposed stateful rotor guarantees the continuity of the rotor parameters with respect to angular changes, and this paper confirms its effectiveness by simulating two rotations around an arbitrary axis. In addition, we verify experimentally that a fast sensor fusion method using stateful rotor can be used for attitude calculation. Experiments also confirm that the calculated results converge to the desired rotation angle for two spatial rotations around an arbitrary axis. Since the proposed stateful rotor extends and stabilizes the definition of the rotor, it is applicable to any algorithm that deals with time-varying quaternionic rotors. In this research, an algorithm based on a multiply–add operation is designed to reduce computational complexity as a high-speed calculation for embedded systems. This method is theoretically equivalent to other methods, while contributing to power saving and the cost reduction of products.
  • Masaki Kitagawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Akihiko Murai
    2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022) 5249 - 5256 2022/10 [Refereed]
     
    This study aims to construct a running simulator based on a motion generation and control system that enables the description of motion strategies using the spring-loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP) model. The problems of stability and robustness encountered in the running simulation with the SLIP model are elucidated, and stable running is achieved by controlling the stiffness and the attitude angle dynamically at touchdown, as well as human energy adjustment that is introduced to consider the active motion strategy. As a result, passive and active control by humans can be expressed, and a framework that can express the changes in running due to motion strategies is constructed. Finally, we discuss the possibility of describing and elucidating the motion strategies.
  • Mikami Hayato, Tsuchiya Yoshio, Tanaka Takayuki, Wada Chikamune
    The Japanese Journal of the Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers 一般社団法人 産業応用工学会 10 (2) 82 - 89 2189-373X 2022/09 [Refereed]
     
    Supporting the elderly by utilizing their remaining functions will lead to the extension of their healthy life span. In this study, we developed a portable cane-type standing and sitting positional mobility support device. In this study, we developed a cane-type mobility support device, and selected a suitable support direction for elderly people by dynamic analysis simulation. In addition, the necessary assisting force for the elderly was examined and the assisting force was set. The effectiveness of the device was evaluated by measuring the surface electromyogram of healthy subjects. As a result, it was found that the specifications of this device were effective when the assist direction was 30 degrees and the assist force was 110 N. From the measurement of the surface electromyogram, it was found that the device was effective for both standing and sitting motions. It also helps to ensure the safety of the sitting motion of elderly people.
  • Hirokazu Asano, Hidenori Takauji, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems 電気学会 142 (8) 971 - 981 0385-4221 2022/08/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Two novel strategies for incremental searching of interest patterns are proposed in context of sequential search of multiple patterns in the scene. One is based on a scheme based on union operation to extend search regions depending on all of the proceeding searches, which can possibly adapt the search to some local distortion in the scene or the objects. Another strategy utilizes incremental setting of confidence intervals to the search regions depending on their statistics in position errors of respective patterns. In addition to them, a new scheme of repetitive trials for realizing reliability in the search. By using a set of real objects, many experiments show the effectivity and the efficiency of the proposed strategies.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka
    Electronics 11 (15) 2285 - 2285 2022/07/22 [Refereed]
     
    In modern computers, complicated signal processing is highly optimized with the use of compilers and high-speed processing using floating-point units (FPUs); therefore, programmers have little opportunity to care about each process. However, a highly accurate approximation can be processed in a small number of computation cycles, which may be useful when embedded in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) or micro controller unit (MCU), or when performing many large-scale operations on a graphics processing unit (GPU). It is necessary to devise algorithms to obtain the desired calculated values without an accelerator or compiler assistance. The residual correction method (RCM) developed here can produce simple and accurate approximations of certain nonlinear functions with minimal multiply–add operations. In this study, we designed an algorithm for the approximate computation of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, which are nonlinear elementary functions, to achieve their fast and accurate computation. A fast first approximation and a more accurate second approximation of each function were created using RCM with a less than 0.001 error using multiply–add operations only. This achievement is particularly useful for MCUs, which have a low power consumption but limited computational power, and the proposed approximations are candidate algorithms that can be used to stabilize the attitude control of robots and drones, which require real-time processing.
  • Michihiro Yoshida, Tanaka Takayuki, Yoshio Tsuchiya
    Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors 205 - 213 2771-0718 2022/07 [Refereed]
     
    We have been elucidated the mechanism by which pelvic belt reduces lumbar burden. Pelvic tightening increases the lumbar joint stiffness and inhibits the flexion of the lumbar spine in the forward bending. Flexion of the lumbar joint is substituted by the hip joint, which corrects the posture during forward bending and reduces the lumbar burden (lumbar joint torque). The level of the assisting effect of the tightening force has the individual difference, but at present, it is not clear what factors cause it. In this study, we develop a model that represents the assistance effect based on the physique such as height and weight, and the posture and shape of the pelvis and lumbar spine (pelvic alignment).This study developed a regression model that expresses the amount of change in joint stiffness due to tightening force, using the individual physique and pelvic alignment characteristics as input. The joint stiffness was estimated from motion measurement using optical motion capture and obtained from the equation of motion of the link model representing the human body. Pelvic alignment was measured by X-ray images, and five features were obtained: sacral inclination angle (SS angle), pelvic inclination angle (PT angle), inclination angle of the sacrum relative to the pelvis (PI angle), curvature of the lumbar lordosis, and pelvic aperture angle. Among these, the SS angle, PT angle, and PI angle were measured under two conditions: standing and 45 degrees forward bending and obtained a total of eight pelvic alignment features. In addition, height, weight, BMI, and back muscle strength were added as physique characteristics expressing body size and muscle strength, for a total of 12 variable measured. These features were measured on 15 subjects. Among the 12 features, three to four variables were input to the model by excluding those that were strongly correlated with each other and less capable of explaining changes in the target value, joint stiffness.From the proposed model, changes in joint stiffness could be estimated from pelvic alignment and physique characteristics. At large forward bending angles, we found that to obtain a high assistance effect, tilting of the sacrum anteriorly relative to the pelvis and forward tilting of pelvis is necessary. On the other hand, in the mild forward bending, the person who is higher body weight in addition to the forward tilt of the PT and PI angles tend to obtain higher assistive effect.
  • Junki Matsuda, Takayuki Tanaka
    2022 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics 1231 - 1236 2022/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to improve the maneuverability of power assist systems based on guidance force field. We have proposed an artificial potential method to generate a guidance force field on an arbitrary work trajectory to guide the operator and manipulator to reduce the workload of the operator when using a position-controllable industrial manipulator as a PAS. Experiments showed that the proposed guidance force field contributed to a reduction in the workload of the operator. Individual differences were observed in the maneuverability of the operator under the guidance force field. In this paper, we propose a mathematical model of the maneuverability of the guidance force field and a method to obtain the optimum spread of the guidance force field for each operator.
  • Michihiro Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshio Tsuchiya
    Biomechanics 2 (2) 264 - 280 2022/05/22 [Refereed]
     
    This paper aims to develop a regression model that explains the relationship between changes in lumbar joint stiffness and pelvic alignment (posture or shape of the bones of the pelvis and lumbar spine) due to pelvic tightening. The proposed model is based on the hypothesis that lumbar joint stiffness increases with changes in pelvic alignment. The proposed model is based on experimentally measured stiffness values and pelvic alignment data sets. The stiffness of the lumbar joint was estimated by motion analysis using a motion-capture system. Ninety-six volunteers participated in the experiment to estimate stiffness values, and the validity of using lumbar joint stiffness as the output of the model was examined. The pelvic alignment was measured through X-ray images. Pelvic alignment was measured using radiographic images, and 25 volunteers participated. The Results section states that the amount of change in the posture of the sacrum relative to the pelvis and the curvature of the lumbar spine contributes to the change in lumbar joint stiffness. Future work will include FEM analysis to validate the overall hypothesis and the validity of applying the model to a group other than those who participated in the development of the model.
  • 吉田道拓, 田中孝之, 土谷圭央, 金子勇斗
    計測自動制御学会論文集 57 (12) 0453-4654 2021/12 [Refereed]
  • Michihiro Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshio Tsuchiya
    2021 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) 1 - 5 2021/06/20 [Refereed]
     
    This study aims to develop a diagnostic system that estimates the assistance effect of pelvic tightening in advance for the introduction of the pelvic belt to the field of work or clinical use. This study explains the hypothesis of lumbar burden reduction by pelvic belt and shows that pelvic tightening reduces lumbar joint flexion. The posture correction degree is proportional to the amount of reduction in the lumbar burden. By conducting a motion measurement, the posture correction index indicates the assistance effect. From the measurement using motion capture and force platform for 86 people, we developed a mathematical model that estimates the posture correction index from CoP change.
  • Hongyuan Ren, Takayuki Tanaka, Akihiko Murai
    2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 1263 - 1268 2021/05/30 [Refereed]
     
    Human running motion is a complex motion that not only based on the movement of legs but also needs the entire body to participate in. Therefore, we focused on the upper body, designed a trunk and pelvic rotation assist suit to apply an external force on the chest and pelvis for assisting the running motion, changing the energy flow between the upper and lower body to improve the running efficiency. However, human motion is very complicated and difficult to analyze, it is hard to explore the specific effect of the external force which is provided by the rotation assist suit on human motion. In this paper, we proposed an advanced spring-loaded inverted pendulum model for simulating the human running motion in natural running status and expanded running status in which the motion is expanded by wearing the trunk and pelvic rotation assist suit, parametrically represent the changes of human due to the intervention of the external force, and discuss the effect of the external assistant force on the human running motion.
  • Hideyuki TAKAHASHI, Kenji YASUDA, Takayuki TANAKA
    水産工学 57 (3) 83 - 89 0916-7617 2021/02 [Refereed]
     
    The main function of work assistive suits is to reduce the burden on the muscles around the waist during stooping, thought to be the one of the causes of low back pain. Since fishermen frequently stoop, the introduction of work assistive suits is highly anticipated. In this study, the effect of a work assistive suit on the fish unloading task in a skipjack tuna pole and line fishing boat on offshore waters was experimentally investigated. A prototype work assistive suit, using carbon fiber-reinforced plastic plates as the elastic body of the suit, was manufactured and provided for the experiment. We measured the activity of the elector spine of four subjects using surface electromyography. The results showed that the muscle activities of the elector spine adjacent to the fourth lumbar vertebrate were significantly reduced in two subjects (the other two did not have successful experiments) and the rate of reduction ranged from 11% to 25%. The muscle activity in the elector spine adjacent to the first lumbar vertebrate was slightly increased in a subject, however, no significant changes were seen in other three subjects. It is expected that the work assistive suit considering actual work of fishermen is developed and disseminated.
  • Shinnosuke Kato, Mihoko Niitsuma, Takayuki Tanaka
    2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 315 - 319 2021/01/11 [Refereed]
  • Tappei Katsunaga, Takayuki Tanaka, Mihoko Niitsuma, Saburo Takahashi, Toshihisa Abe
    2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 310 - 314 2021/01/11 [Refereed]
  • Shunsuke Torigai, Takayuki Tanaka
    2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 566 - 571 2021/01/11 [Refereed]
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takayuki Tanaka, Michihiro Yoshida
    2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 一般社団法人 日本機械学会 2020 (0) 548 - 553 2021/01/11 [Refereed]
     

    Lumbar load, which causes chronic low back pain, varies depending on posture and external load. However, the timing to feel the lumbar burden varies from person to person. It is also known that tightening the pelvic belt against the lumbar burden improves posture and reduces the lumbar burden. For this reason, the tightening force of the pelvic belt is measured for the posture and the lumbar load, and the relationship between the sensation and the load is evaluated.

  • Hussain Alsalem, Takayuki Tanaka, Takumi Honda, Satoru Doi, Shigeru Uchida
    Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) 633 - 638 2020/10/14 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The separation of exterior tiles from buildings diminishes the visual appeal of cities and can injure pedestrians when they are struck by falling tiles. Therefore, tiles should be inspected periodically. However, completion of the inspection process has hurdles, including high cost and the need for qualified human inspectors. This study describes a non-destructive inspection method for detecting voids that match those seen in tile separation in a concrete specimen using electromagnetic waves, specifically microwaves. The method can be performed using devices that are simpler, smaller, and easier to use than those required by conventional methods. In addition, this method can be used to measure the adhesion strength of tiles.
  • Hongyuan Ren, Takayuki Tanaka, Kotaro Hashimoto, Akihiko Murai
    ROMANSY 23 - Robot Design, Dynamics and Control 458 - 466 0254-1971 2020/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this paper, we evaluated the effect of the trunk and pelvic rotation assist suit in assisting human running motion. During running motion, when the angular momentum of the upper body and the lower body is closer to balance, the running efficiency will be improved. According to this fact, we developed the trunk and pelvic rotation assist suit to apply external forces in the upper body to balance the angular momentum and improve the running efficiency. To evaluate the assist efficiency of our assist suit, we used the spring-loaded inverted pendulum model (SLIP model) and conducted a running expansion experiment. We combined the results of SLIP model and experimental data to evaluate the effect of the assist suit by comparing the energy and athletic performance between natural and expanded running motion. Finally, we confirmed the trunk and pelvic rotation assist suit does have an assisting effect on the human running motion.
  • Yoshio TSUCHIYA, Takayuki TANAKA, Tamotsu KAMISHIMA
    Advanced Biomedical Engineering 9 181 - 188 2020/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Lumbar loading causes increased intervertebral pressure and is an important factor in low back pain. However, it is difficult to quantitatively judge the actions that affect lumbar load and the magnitude of lumbar load increase. Low back pain occurs not only in the workplace but also during activities of daily living. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the factors inducing low back pain by measuring movements in various planes and determining the magnitude of the lumbar load. Accordingly, the lumbar spine should be examined during various movements. Several studies have examined vertebral bodies in the anteflexion posture. However, the relationship between body flexion angle and vertebral body angle during lateral flexion and rotation remains unknown. In this study, we proposed an estimation method for changes in vertebral body angle during lateral flexion and rotation in the lumbosacral region using a wearable sensor system we previously developed. The accuracy of the proposed estimation method was evaluated and demonstrated using X-ray images.
  • Michihiro Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yuto Kaneko
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 168 - 176 2194-5357 2020/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Tomohiro Wakaiki, Takayuki TANAKA, Koji Shimatani, Yuichi KURITA, Yoshimi SUGIYAMA
    Biomechanism 25 113 - 124 2020/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) is a typical quality of life disease in women and has symptoms of unexpected urine leakage when the abdominal pressure rises such as coughing or sneezing. It is mainly caused by relaxation or damage of PFM (Pelvic Floor Muscles) due to obesity, aging and childbirth and it is considered that strengthening of PFM is effective for prevention. Training methods such as Kegel gymnastics have been devised so far, but these methods need expert guidance and time for training. The effect of training varies from person to person because an individual difference of pelvis shape and alignment. In order to solve this problem, we proposed a method to estimate the individual optimal training posture, by defining 11 postures that can be taken in daily life and calculating the PFM activation of each posture with the individualized musculoskeletal model. Moreover, the proposed method was evaluated by comparing with the measured values of PFM activation in each posture. As a result, a positive correlation with the calculation result was confirmed in 3 subjects out of 6, suggesting the validity of this method.
  • Visualization of Voids in Tile Concrete by Non-contact Inspection using Electromagnetic Waves
    Takumi Honda, Takayuki Tanaka, Satoru Doi, Shigeru Uchida
    The International Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision 2020 2020/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Takayuki Mukaeda, Keisuke Shima, Saori Miyajima, Yuki Hashimoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Naomichi Tani, Hiroyuki Izumi
    2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration(SII) 1270 - 1275 2020 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Tappei Katsunaga, Takayuki Tanaka, Mihoko Niitsuma, Saburo Takahashi, Toshihisa Abe
    2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration(SII) 1265 - 1269 2020 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Kouji Sakotani, Shinnosuke Kato, Mihoko Niitsuma, Takayuki Tanaka
    2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 1259 - 1264 2020 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Takumi Honda, Takayuki Tanaka, Satoru Doi, Shigeru Uchida, Maria Q. Feng
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 31 (6) 863 - 870 2019/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The tiles that are used to protect the exterior of a building may separate from the concrete substrate and fall off as they age. To prevent accidents, a tiled wall can be inspected using various methods. In this study, nondestructive inspection (NDI) with microwave electromagnetic waves (EMWs) is used for detecting tile separation, and the chance of detecting the separation by this method is discussed in this paper. Here, the inspection apparatus is used to detect voids in concrete, including voids that simulate tile separation. An antenna attached to the apparatus transmits and receives microwaves to obtain a reflected intensity from the concrete. In addition, the distribution of reflected intensity is obtained using a proposed scanning method, multi-layered scanning. This involves several scans along the concrete surface at different antenna-to-surface distances. Typically, EMWs have to be analyzed with an expensive network analyzer in the time or frequency domain. However, we demonstrate that voids are detected from the obtained distribution of the reflected intensity of EMWs measured by a simple device without a network analyzer. The proposed method of NDI with EMWs is cheaper and simpler than conventional inspection methods.
  • Relationships between Quantitative and Subjective Evaluations of Assistive Effect on Standing Function of the Smart Suit
    Hijiri Hiraishi, Takayuki Tanaka, Mami Sakata, Dai Kawahara, Keisuke Shima
    The Fourth International Conference on Informatics and Assistive Technologies for Health-Care, Medical Support and Wellbeing 2019/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Saori Miyajima, Yuki Hashimoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Natsuki Miyata, Mitsunori Tada, Masaaki Mochimaru
    2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII) 2019/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hikaru Hasegawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Tomohiro Wakaiki, Koji Shimatani, Yuichi Kurita
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 789 403 - 410 2194-5357 2019 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    © 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training is important in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. In this study, biofeedback training was performed using electromyographic signals obtained in real time by a surface electrometer attached to the transverse abdominal muscles working in conjunction with the PFM. The low activity of the perineal muscles before training increased by an average of 20% points within 10 min after the start of training. This finding suggests that training of muscles indirectly involved in continence of urine may improve the functioning of the PFM.
  • YOSHIDA Michihiro, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Yuto, TSUCHIYA Yoshio
    Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 公益社団法人 計測自動制御学会 55 (11) 683 - 691 0453-4654 2019 [Refereed][Not invited]
     

    In this paper, we experimentally verify the relationship between the change in the stiffness of joints around the lumbar due to dynamic tightening control of the Active Corset and the reduction of the lumbar load. The bending angle of joints around the lumbar in lifting movement were measured, and the elasticity of the joints were calculated. As the result of the measurement on 21 subjects, tightening of Active Corset reduced the lumbar load with substituting the lumbar joint flexion by the hip joint flexion in all subjects. In addition, the we confirmed that the ratio of the lumbar elasticity to the hip joint elasticity increase with tightening around the pelvis on the four subjects. We conclude that the decrease of the lumbar load with tightening caused by increasing the ratio of the lumbar joint elasticity to the hip joint elasticity.

  • Kotaro Hashimoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Takashi Kusaka
    2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2018/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Michihiro Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Kusaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 30 (5) 740 - 751 0915-3942 2018/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study describes the effect of Active Corset on the lumbar spine. Active Corset is assist tools used to prevent low back pain. It tightens the waist optimally according to the lumbar load during work. This study aimed to clarify the mechanical effect of tightening of the pelvis on lumbar joints and determine the mechanism leading to reduction of the lumbar load. Moreover, this study examined the phenomena commonly occurring among the subjects with reduced lumbar load by tightening of the pelvis. First, we will present some examples of currently used assist tools and demine the utility of the Active Corset among the various tools used. Next, the mechanism of the Active Corset will be described. Further, we will present a hypothesis about reducing the lumbar load by tightening the pelvis. After describing the change in the joint bending angle on tightening, we will describe reduction of burden from the antigravity torque around the lumbar joint. Finally, we will compare active tightening using Active Corset with tightening using a constant force and describe the advantage of active tightening.
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Takashi Kusaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 30 (5) 696 - 705 2018/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A forward bending motion is essential in everyday tasks, such as carrying objects, shoveling snow, and performing farm work. However, many people suffer from lumbar pain resulting from forward bending motion, which causes a lumbar disc load owing to the changing of the lumbar shape. We have developed a wearable lumbar load estimation system, which measures the skin shape on the back using a curvature sensor. Because the lumbar load varies with the external load, the lumbar load should be estimated based on the external load. Therefore, we have developed a method for estimating an unknown external force using a muscle stiffness sensor. Muscle strength can be estimated by measuring the muscle hardness from the surface, and the relationship between the external force and the muscle force can be modeled. Using this method, we estimate the dependence of the lumbar load on external forces in real time. In addition, we simplify the calculation by converting the external load into a load resulting from a person’s own weight. We incorporate the proposed method into our wearable sensor system, estimate the lumbar load, and compare this with the results of a musculoskeletal dynamics simulation.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Ko Ayusawa, Eiichi Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka
    International Journal of Humanoid Robotics 15 (3) 0219-8436 2018/06/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study presents an enhanced framework for evaluating an assistive effect generated by a passive assistive device using a humanoid robot. The humanoid robotic experiments can evaluate wearable devices by measuring the joint torque, which cannot be measured directly from the human body. In this paper, we introduce an "assistive torque estimation map" as an efficient means for estimating the supportive torque within the range of motions by interpolating the measured joint torques and joint angles of the robot. This map aims to estimate the supportive torques for complex motions without conducting humanoid experiments or human-subject experiments with these motions. We generated an estimation map for an actual assistive suit that decreases the load on the lumbar region and we verified the validity of the proposed method by experimentation. In addition, the geometric simulation model of the assistive suit was validated based on the proposed experiments by using the humanoid robot HRP-4. The proposed framework is expected to lead to an efficient design of such assistive devices so that fewer human-subject experiments need to be conducted.
  • Haruma Akimoto, Yoshio Tsutiya, Yumeko Imamura, Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka
    2017 IEEE Life Sciences Conference, LSC 2017 2018- (LSC) 234 - 237 2018/01/23 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We describe a simple musculoskeletal model of the lumbosacral spine that is in development for the evaluation of embedded systems in lumbar assist suits. The model is a multiple-link model, reflecting lumbosacral alignment. We also propose a method for optimizing link joint position and evaluate the effect of changing the position.
  • Junki Matsuda, Takayuki Tanaka, Takashi Kusaka
    Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 5th International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, IRIS 2017 2018- (IRIS) 249 - 254 2018/01/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We developed a power assist system based on a method with considering the operator's trajectory and dynamics prediction by using approachability. In order to realize the assist system, we proposed a concept of guidance force field. Our guidance force field method helped to improve maneuverability for operator. In this paper, we propose a method to improve maneuverability based on guidance force field and approachability of traditional impedance-controlled power assist system. We propose an estimation method of the optimal spread of the guidance force field from the experimental evaluation value when it take minimum value. As the experimental results, we showed that the guidance force contributed to improving maneuverability by defining the estimated function, and we obtained a best value of spread for the guidance force field.
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshikazu Matsuo
    Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 608 160 - 168 2194-5357 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Anteflexion of the spine is a crucial motion in performing many tasks during work and daily life. It is particularly important in tasks such as providing care to others and carrying objects. To devise measures for preventing back pain, it is necessary to determine the postures associated with high risk of low back pain. Postures that increase lumbosacral load should be identified to reduce the risk of low back pain. In previous work, the relationship between posture and intervertebral loading was clarified, and the centers of gravity in the upper body and the waist shape were estimated. Moreover, individual differences were considered to improve the accuracy of the estimation. This method can estimate the lumbosacral load with sufficient accuracy. However, lumbosacral loading was examined in relation to posture and increases with external load. Therefore, the external load should be included in lumbosacral load estimation. In this study, we developed a back muscle exertion estimation method by using stiffness sensors to measure back muscle exertion, because the back muscle exertion changes with the external load. We conducted experiments in which participants wore the sensor system and the lumbosacral load was estimated from the external load. Estimation using the muscle stiffness sensors was better than previous estimation methods.
  • 日下聖, 相津琢磨, 橋本光太郎, 田中孝之
    計測自動制御学会論文集 公益社団法人 計測自動制御学会 54 (3) 373‐382(J‐STAGE) - 382 0453-4654 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper proposed a walking assistance method by using trunk rotation based on the spinal engine theory. According to the spinal engine theory, our walking is realized by cooperation between upper body and legs through the energy exchange. Therefore, we developed an assistance device for trunk rotation and its control method. We adopted the periodic input control as the control method and modified it to be suitable for human assistance. According to experimental results, the proposed method realized walking assist by supporting trunk rotation movement. Moreover, it also realized training effect as the walking resist, by controlling a parameter of the controller. In this article, their effects were confirmed by theoretical analysis and experiments.
  • Tomohiro Wakaiki, Takayuki Tanaka, Koji Shimatani, Yuichi Kurita, Tadayuki Iida
    J. Robotics Mechatronics 30 (6) 991 - 1003 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a typical quality of life disease in women. The strengthening of the pelvic floor muscle (PFM) is considered effective to prevent this. Specifically, PFM activity is affected by individual pelvic shape and posture. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze muscle activity by considering the individual differences. In this study, individual pelvic alignment was estimated from the feature values of natural gait via multiple regression analysis. In addition, individual pelvic feature points were derived from X-ray images and used to deform the standard model to obtain individual pelvic shapes. Results indicate that the residual averages of the estimated feature angles were less than 2° in most cases. Subsequently, measurements of the pelvis were obtained via MRI to evaluate the estimated pelvis shape. The results indicate that individual adaptation leads to muscle attachment positions, which are important in the muscle activity analysis, and closer to the true MRI value when compared to that of the standard pelvic model.
  • 橋本光太郎, 田中孝之, 日下聖
    日本機械学会論文集(Web) 一般社団法人 日本機械学会 84 (864) ROMBUNNO.18‐00064(J‐STAGE) - 18-00064 2187-9761 2018 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The purpose of this study is to develop a walking assist device by controlling trunk and pelvis motion. Human gait motion consists of whole body exercise including lower body motion and upper one. As all exercises are performed normally, walking with less energy loss is performed. If any exercises are incomplete, compensatory motion is performed and it is considered that there is energy loss. Therefore, this study aims at developing the walking assist device to make normal exercises and reduces energy loss by applying external forces, focusing on the trunk rotation and the pelvic rotation that involved in stride length and walking speed.
  • Miyajima, S., Tanaka, T., Miyata, N., Tada, M., Mochimaru, M., Izumi, H.
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 30 (5) 706 - 716 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    As the demand for nursing care services is growing, the physical burden involved in caregiving has drawn widespread attention. To mitigate the physical burden in caregiving, we have to recognize what kind of work and problems are involved in each caregiving task. To identify the problems involved in caregiving, we need to recognize the work and analyze its workload. Aiming to reduce the burden on the waist during caregiving tasks, we are developing inertial sensor suits for measuring the working motions. With the developed method, the burden on the waist is estimated from the waist posture. Considering its use in practical caregiving sites, the number of inertial sensors should be the minimum necessary, which depends on the number of body parts where to measure the posture. In this study, we select the body parts to achieve the two above-mentioned goals: to recognize the work involved in caregiving and capture the waist posture. A support vector machine (SVM) is used to recognize the work. Its conventional method of selecting the features on which to recognize the work only considers the recognition accuracy and does not sufficiently meet the needs for measuring the postures. Therefore, we propose a new feature-selection method, which can evaluate the waist-posture measuring accuracy and can make forward feature selections in the same manner as the conventional wrapper method. We have verified the effectiveness of the proposed method by measuring simple simulated work motions.
  • Yuichi Kurita, Jumpei Sato, Takayuki Tanaka, Minoru Shinohara, Toshio Tsuji
    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS 47 (6) 1158 - 1163 2168-2291 2017/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Studies suggest that the level of muscle activation may influence force reproduction. The purpose of this study was to develop a sensorimotor-enhancing suit (SEnS)-unpowered assistive clothing without actuators or electrical devices-and to examine its efficacy for reducing voluntary muscle activation and improving force reproduction in the upper limb in healthy young adults. The SEnS was made of elastic fabric and designed to produce assistive shoulder flexion moment that can partially mitigate the required activation of the user's shoulder flexor muscles. A series of human experiments were then conducted in healthy young adults. As a proof of concept, reduction in force reproduction performance of the shoulder moment was confirmed with mitigation of the shoulder moment by using an external string. To examine the efficacy of the SEnS, voluntary muscle activation and force reproduction performance was examined with and without using the SEnS, by comparing the amount of activation in the shoulder flexor muscles and the error in force reproduction in the upper limb. The results showed that wearing SEnS reduced muscle activation and force reproduction error. These results suggest that the accuracy of force reproduction can be improved substantially by partially mitigating the shoulder moment and associated voluntary muscle activation, using the SEnS.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Hidekazu Kajiwara
    ROBOMECH Journal 4 (1) 1 - 11 2197-4225 2017/12/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes a skill assist method for sinusoidal motions using a semi-active assist mechanism through an energy control method. In a previous study, we had developed and verified the effectiveness of a power assist device with a semi-active assist mechanism and a control method for reducing loads during periodic motion. Here, we have developed a skill assist method as an extension of our power assist device for periodic motion. The skill of performing sinusoidal motions is defined in this study as an operator’s ability to track such motions. Therefore, our skill assist method attempts to improve the operator’s tracking ability. The proposed skill assist method is implemented using our previous power assist device therefore, the device provides not only a power assist effect but also a skill assist effect to correct the motion. Hence, an operator obtains both the power and the skill assist effects simultaneously.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Ko Ayusawa, Eiichi Yoshida, Takayuki Tanaka
    International Journal of Humanoid Robotics 15 (3) 1750026-1 - 1750026-25 1793-6942 2017/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study presents an enhanced framework for evaluating an assistive effect generated by a passive assistive device using a humanoid robot. The humanoid robotic experiments can evaluate wearable devices by measuring the joint torque, which cannot be measured directly from the human body. In this paper, we introduce an “assistive torque estimation map” as an efficient means for estimating the supportive torque within the range of motions by interpolating the measured joint torques and joint angles of the robot. This map aims to estimate the supportive torques for complex motions without conducting humanoid experiments or human-subject experiments with these motions. We generated an estimation map for an actual assistive suit that decreases the load on the lumbar region and we verified the validity of the proposed method by experimentation. In addition, the geometric simulation model of the assistive suit was validated based on the proposed experiments by using the humanoid robot HRP-4. The proposed framework is expected to lead to an efficient design of such assistive devices so that fewer human-subject experiments need to be conducted.
  • Saori MIYAJIMA, Takayuki TANAKA, Takashi KUSAKA
    Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 計測自動制御学会 ; [1965]- 53 (5) 299 - 307 0453-4654 2017/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    These days, inertial sensors are often used to capture human movements. A complimentary filter is the one method of sensor fusion, which several sensors data are combined to set off each sensor's disadvantages. It is often used for wearable devices because of its high measurement accuracy at low calculation cost. Human motion contains various speeds and frequency. However, in a complementary filter, combined frequency range is fixed and the filter can not cope with motion out of the range. Thus, a coefficient of the complimentary filter is replaced with sigmoid function in order to fluctuate along with motion speed of subjects. This fluctuating coefficient enables measuring irregular motions of human. Experiment shows that using this method rises accuracy of motion measurement.
  • Yuichi Kurita, Jumpei Sato, Takayuki Tanaka, Minoru Shinohara, Toshio Tsuji
    IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (99) 1 - 6 2168-2305 2017/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuki Takizawa
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 10652 137 - 146 1611-3349 2017 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    There are several problems involved with introducing assistive technologies, which amplify human physical strength or reduce fatigue, to actual environment. One of the problem is that there is the possibility that the muscular strength of the user decline due to the reduction of the physical burden associated with the work. Therefore, the changes in physical performance due to the use of the assistive devices need to be quantitatively evaluated. In this study, a four-week monitoring test (including a two-week trial period) was performed with a total of 30 nursing-care workers in a nursing home. The participants wore an assistive wear “Smart Suit Lite” for two weeks and their subjective fatigue and physical strength were evaluated over the course of the study. The results show that the feeling of fatigue was decreased in each of the subjects by an average of 16% as a result of using the assistive wear. However, there was no significant difference in the subjects’ physical fitness (back-muscle strength, grip strength, sitting–standing capability, standing long-jump ability, or one-legged standing ability), indicating that there was no decrease in physical strength due to the use of the Smart Suit Lite during normal work over two weeks.
  • Individualization of Musculoskeletal Model to Analyze Pelvic Floor Muscles Activity
    Tomohiro Wakaiki, Takayuki Tanaka, Koji Shimatani, Tadayuki Iida, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kazuya Sugihara, Yoshimi Sugiyama
    DIGITAL HUMAN MODELING SYMPOSIUM DHM-013FP  2017 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Shotaro Kawataki, Takayuki Tanaka, Satoru Doi, Shigeru Uchida, Maria Q. Feng
    2017 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHATRONICS (ICM) 336 - 341 2017 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The tiles that are used to protect the exterior of a building may separate from the concrete substrate and fall off as they age. To prevent accidents, a tiled wall can be inspected using various methods. In this paper, nondestructive inspection (NDI) with microwave electromagnetic waves (EMWs) is used for detecting tile separation, and the chance of detecting separation by this method is discussed. Here, the inspection apparatus is used to detect voids in concrete including voids that simulates tile separation. An antenna attached to the apparatus transmits and receives microwaves to obtain a reflection intensity from the concrete. In addition, the distribution of reflection intensity is obtained using a proposed scanning method, multi-layered scanning. This involves several scans along the concrete surface at different antenna-to-surface distances. Typically, EMWs have to be analyzed with an expensive network analyzer in the time or frequency domain. However, we demonstrate that voids are detected from the obtained distribution of reflected intensity of EMWs measured by a simple device without a network analyzer. The proposed method of NDI with EMWs is cheaper and simpler than conventional inspection methods.
  • Yoshio TSUCHIYA, Takasi KUSAKA, Takayuki TANAKA, Yoshikazu MATSUO, Makoto ODA, Tsukasa SASAKI, Tamotsu KAMISIMA, Masanori YAMANAKA
    Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese) 一般社団法人 日本機械学会 82 (843) 16 - 00072-16-00072 2016/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Anteflexion of the spine is essential for many physical activities of daily living. However, this motion places the lumbar disks because it generats heavy load due to changes in the shape of the lumbar spine and can lead to low back pain. In older to reduce low back pain, here we proposed a wearable sensor system configuration that can estimate lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load by measuring the shape of the lumbar skin when the lumbosacral alignment changes. The shape of the lumbar skin and posture angle are measured by using curvature sensors and accelerometers. In addition, the system must be constructed in consideration of the physique, in order to absorb in a variety of human. We proposed this system by measuring the body parameters of anteflexion and studied the change in dimensions of the lumbar spine from changes in posture. By extracting the dimensions of the lumbosacral spine in X-ray images, the attitude angle, body surface area and the dimensions of the lumbosacral spine have relevance. The lumbosacral dimensions calibration method was developed by using that relation. Lumbosacral alignment estimation considering the difference in physiques is developed, and lumbosacral spine alignment was to improve the estimation accuracy. The proposed method could improve accuracy lumbosacral alignment estimation.
  • Ko Ayusawa, Eiichi Yoshida, Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka
    ADVANCED ROBOTICS 30 (8) 519 - 534 0169-1864 2016/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper presents the new application of a humanoid robot as an evaluator of human-assistive devices. The reliable and objective evaluation framework for assistive devices is necessary for making industrial standards in order that those devices are used in various applications. In this framework, we utilize a recent humanoid robot with its high similarity to humans, human motion retargeting techniques to a humanoid robot, and identification techniques of robot's mechanical properties. We also show two approaches to estimate supporting torques from the sensor data, which can be used properly according to the situations. With the general formulation of the wire-driven multi-body system, the supporting torque of passive assistive devices is also formulated. We evaluate a passive assistive wear 'Smart Suit Lite (SSL)' as an example of device, and use HRP-4 as the humanoid platform.
  • Kotara Hashimoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Takuma Aizu, Takashi Kusaka
    2016 WORLD AUTOMATION CONGRESS (WAC) 2154-4824 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We developed a new system to assist the elderly with walking. Previous walking assist systems directly control the hips or legs. The proposed system provides walking assistance using passive dynamic walking by controlling trunk rotation. We verify the relation between trunk rotation and walking by fixing trunk rotation. Gait analysis was performed using a motion-capture system and electromyography. We propose an assistive device for a new form of walking assistance. We also developed a prototype of the assistive device and verify its effectiveness.
  • Takuma Aizu, Takayuki Tanaka, Kotara Hashimoto, Takashi Kusaka
    2016 WORLD AUTOMATION CONGRESS (WAC) 2154-4824 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Passive walking suppose to depend on trunk rotation, and system is proposed trunk rotation assist by walking periodical. We aim to develop a waking assist suit for a long period of walking. In this study, we analyze walking motion, and got important subject. As the result, we confirmed almost all joints have the same representative frequency, and this system need to control energy. We think state of walking changes with increasing velocity, and human cannot do passive walking in the case of above a certain speed. Therefore, it is important to do assist insufficient energy in the passive walking. There is periodic input control as a method that enables it. Actuator is selected with enough torque and angular velocity for assist trunk rotation from the walking analysis result. We confirmed three nonlinear oscillator characteristic applying periodic input control. As the result, Rayleigh model is most efficient and approximately equal to energy of trunk rotation. We evaluate torque assist ratio of trunk rotation in this system and actuator. As the result, we confirmed that van der Pol is better torque assist ratio average than others, but Hybrid can be cetain of assist.
  • Saori MIYAJIMA, Takayuki TANAKA, Hiroyuki IZUMI, Natsuki MIYATA, Mitsunori TADA, Masaaki MOCHIMARU
    The Japanese Journal of Ergonomics 52 (Supplement) S234 - S235 0549-4974 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Makoto Oda, Tsukasa Sasaki, Tamotsu Kamishima, Masanori Yamanaka
    INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS AND APPLICATIONS, ICIRA 2016, PT II 9835 200 - 210 0302-9743 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Anteflexion of the spine is essential for many physical activities of daily living. However, this motion places the lumbar discs under heavy loading because of changes in the shape of the lumbar spine, possibly leading to low back pain. With the aim of reducing low back pain, here we developed a wearable sensor system that can estimate lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load by measuring the shape of the lumbar skin as the lumbosacral alignment changes. The shape of the lumbar skin and posture angle are measured by using curvature sensors and accelerometers. In addition, the wearers physique must be considered for the system to be usable by a variety of people. We developed this system by measuring the body parameters associated with anteflexion and studied the changes in the dimensions of the lumbar spine with changes in posture. By measuring the dimensions of the lumbosacral spine on X-ray images, the posture angle, body surface area, and the dimensions of the lumbosacral spine have relevance. A calibration method for lumbosacral dimensions was developed using this relation. However, the estimation method for lumbosacral alignment could not maintain good calibration of interbody distance. Therefore, we further developed the estimation to include a calibration method for interbody distance, thereby improving the estimation accuracy.
  • Miyajima, S., Miyata, N., Tada, M., Tanaka, T., Mochimaru, M.
    Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors 489 483 - 494 2194-5357 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, TAKESUE Naoyuki
    Journal of the Society of Mechanical Engineers 一般社団法人 日本機械学会 119 (1166) 40 - 41 0021-4728 2016 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IMAMURA YUMEKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, TAKIZAWA KAZUKI
    看護理工学会誌 看護理工学会 2 (3) 142 - 149 2188-4323 2015/08/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Hidekazu Kajiwara
    2015 IEEE/ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS (AIM) 42 - 47 2159-6255 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study proposes a technique for approximating high-cost calculations at low cost in embedded systems. Fast calculation of arctangent (as given by atan2) was developed by the proposed technique. Relative to the atan2 standard library function, the resulting approximation is 20 times as fast and requires only one-third the memory.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Ko Ayusawa, Eiichi Yoshida
    2015 IEEE-RAS 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMANOID ROBOTS (HUMANOIDS) 1149 - 1154 2164-0572 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A passive power-assist supporter, called Smart Suit Lite, aims at reducing the lumbar load utilizing the tension of elastic belts. Its design method is based on a digital human model and motion measurements. This paper presents basic experiments using humanoid robot HRP-4 for verifying the design model of the suit. In the experiment, the joint torques of the robot and the elastic force of Smart Suit Lite were measured. We found that the decrease of the chest pitch torque during slow forward bending motion on the sagittal plane was consistent with simulation results. In addition, the effects for three-dimensional motion including chest pitching and yawing also indicated a similar tendency to the simulation. Because we performed quantitative evaluation of the effects by each part of the suit, these results are considered to provide useful information to the optimization of Smart Suit Lite.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Takashi Kusaka, Yoshio Tsuchiya
    2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) 2015 3905 - 3908 1557-170X 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we propose an estimation model of lumbar load, which is a factor in lumbar disorders. Our proposed method uses a musculoskeletal model with elastic elements between the vertebral bodies, and simulates the inter vertebral disk pressure and the displacement of the vertebral bodies simultaneously.
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Makoto Oda, Tsukasa Sasaki, Tamotsu Kamishima, Masanori Yamanaka
    2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) 2015 3909 - 3912 1557-170X 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Anteflexion of the spine is essential for many physical activities in everyday life. However, this motion places the lumbar disks under heavy load due to changes in the shape of the lumbar spine and can lead to low back pain. With the aim of reducing low back pain, here we developed a wearable sensor system that can estimate lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load by measuring the shape of the lumbar skin when the lumbosacral alignment changes. In addition, we used this system to measure the parameters of anteflexion and studied the change in dimensions of the lumbar spine from changes in posture. By determining the dimensions of the lumbosacral spine on an X-ray image, a lumbosacral dimensions calibration method based on body surface area and height was developed. By using this method, lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load could be accurately estimated using the wearable sensor system.
  • Saori Miyajima, Takayuki Tanaka, Yumeko Imamura, Takashi Kusaka
    2015 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) 2015 6716 - 6719 1557-170X 2015 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We estimate lumbar torque based on motion measurement using only three inertial sensors. First, human motion is measured by a 6-axis motion tracking device that combines a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope placed on the shank, thigh, and back. Next, the lumbar joint torque during the motion is estimated by kinematic musculoskeletal simulation. The conventional method for estimating joint torque uses full body motion data measured by an optical motion capture system. However, in this research, joint torque is estimated by using only three link angles of the body, thigh, and shank. The utility of our method was verified by experiments. We measured motion of bendung knee and waist simultaneously. As the result, we were able to estimate the lumbar joint torque from measured motion.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshihito Suzuki, Kazuki Takizawa, Masanori Yamanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Fuji Technology Press 26 (6) 791 - 798 0915-3942 2014/12/20 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Norihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Tanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Fuji Technology Press 26 (6) 780 - 789 0915-3942 2014/12/20 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Takuto Yoshifuji, Takayuki Tanaka, Takashi Kusaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics Fuji Technology Press 26 (6) 692 - 703 0915-3942 2014/12/20 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, NARA HIROYUKI
    日本バーチャルリアリティ学会誌 19 (3) 148-151,123(1)  1342-6680 2014/09/30 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Fumiya Shibukawa, Takayuki Tanaka
    Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese) 80 (816) 1 - 13 2014/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Multi-portal Human Interface (M-HI) as an innovative human interface for power assist systems has been researched and developed. The M-HI allows users to apply the operational force anywhere on the power assist system. When users control the PAS on its arbitrary point, The operational point motion is different from the end-effecter motion, even if the end-effecter move as ideal motion for users. The phenomenon affects user's maneuverability decrease. In this paper, impedance paremeters on the operational point are forcused. The relationsihp between the operational point motion and maneuverability are analyzed in terms of the impedance parameters. To evaluate the maneuverability of PAS applied M-HI, The impedance parameters of each operational point is calculated. Furthermore, modification of impedance parameters on the operational point is proposed. However, the method raise end-effecter motion error, the modification amount optimization is required. In this paper, the optimization method and results of fundamental maneuverability evaluations are shown.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Hidekazu Kajiwara
    Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan 日本ロボット学会 32 (2) 108 - 116 0289-1824 2014/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes a method of skill assist efficiency control by using semi-active assist mechanisms based on phase difference limitation method. The skill assist in this study means the motion correction effect in periodical motions. The semi-active assist mechanisms can make the assist force with the phase difference, because the mechanism uses elastic materials as the source of the assist force. This force is controlled by adjusting the fixed point of the elastic materials by using the connected actuator as a series-elastic actuator. We confirmed the motion correction effect of our skill assist based on the phase difference control in previous study. Our proposed method in this study can control the skill assist efficiency to arbitrary value by limitation of the phase difference. Moreover, we confirmed that the proposed method can control its effect through experiments with several value of the efficiency. As a result of this study, we confirmed the fundamental ability of our developed method to control the motion correction ratio depending on types of task or personal differences in periodical motions.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka
    2014 PROCEEDINGS OF THE SICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE (SICE) 1762 - + 1550-0322 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In recent years, workers decline has become a major problem in the field such as nursing care, welfare and heavy transport work in a factory with hard work. The authors have developed semi-active assist mechanisms and their control methods as wearable power assist devices for fatigue reduction. The mechanisms have elastic material as the source of assist force, and actuators for controlling the elastic force. Elastic materials such as springs retain equilibrium because their material generates the restoring force toward a natural length. This characteristic is effective in assisting movement that requires a restoration of posture, such as bending and stretching of human limbs. We have optimized its controls for various forms of target work, and confirmed its effectiveness regarding work with a bending motion that requires a postural restoring force. Then the purpose of this study is to develop a control method of the semi-active assist mechanisms. Moreover, this study aims the simultaneous realization of power assist and skill assist based on energy control and its application to semi-active assist mechanism. The proposed skill assist method is implemented using our previous power assist device, so the device provides not only a power assist effect but also a skill assist effect to correct motion. Hence, an operator obtains both power and skill assist effects simultaneously. In order to realize power assist and skill assist simultaneously, we develop efficiency control methods between the power assist and the skill assist in this study. Moreover, to apply the semi-active assist mechanism to real-world tasks like rehabilitation, we aim to develop a control method which has effects of both motion correction and fatigue reduction.
  • Norihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Tanaka
    2014 IEEE/SICE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SYSTEM INTEGRATION (SII) 632 - 637 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In our previous work, we proposed a method to control power-assisted carts with motor torque limiter that achieves the desired load-reduction ratio even if torque saturation occurs. However, load-reduction ratio was not controlled correctly when there is a large error in prediction. To improve this problem, we propose the method that considers the reliability of prediction. Our proposed method predicts the needs of the operator and delivers the desired load-reduction ratio by predicting operation considering reliability. The results show that the target load-reduction ratio can be obtained with our proposed control method and indicate that the load-reduction ratio is improved by considering reliability of prediction.
  • Yuichi Kurita, Jumpei Sato, Takayuki Tanaka, Minoru Shinohara, Toshio Tsuji
    ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we examined (1) weight discrimination capability of human subjects with different body postures, and (2) sensorimotor capability of human subjects when using a muscle assistive equipment. According to previous studies, humans can sense the intensity of external stimulus more accurately when voluntary muscle activation is less. We developed a three-dimensional musculoskeletal model based on an upper extremity model, and calculated the muscle activity required to keep a posture. We also conducted human experiments and revealed that the weight discrimination capability improves as voluntary muscle activation is less. Based on the experimental results, we developed a muscle assistive equipment that unloads the weight of one's upper limb and evaluated the improvement in the sensorimotor capability when using the equipment. The results show that assisting the muscle load is effective to improve the sensorimotor performance.
  • Ko Ayusawa, Shin'ichiro Nakaoka, Eiichi Yoshida, Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka
    2014 14th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids) 205 - 211 2164-0572 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper presents the application of a humanoid robot as an evaluator of assistive devices; we propose a framework of the evaluation by utilizing identification of the mechanical properties of a humanoid robot. The accurate estimation of joint torque with the identification can enhance the performance to estimate the supporting effect of the devices. We evaluate a passive assistive wear "Smart Suit Lite (SSL)" as an example of device, and use HRP-4C as the humanoid platform. With the general formulation of the wire-driven multi-body system, the supporting torque of passive assistive devices is also formulated. The identification of the stiffness of SSL is performed an example of the evaluation with HRP-4C, and the result is compared to the ground truth value.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Ko Ayusawa, Eiichi Yoshida
    2014 IEEE/SICE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SYSTEM INTEGRATION (SII) 761 - 766 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing a passive power assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite. Smart Suit Lite is a compact and lightweight power assist device that utilizes the elastic force of elastic belts, and its purpose is reduction of lumbar load. We have proposed the design method of Smart Suit Lite based on a digital human model and motion measurements. This paper presents the basic experiment using humanoid robot HRP-4C for verifying the design model of the elastic force and its assistive effect. In the experiment, the joint torques of the robot and the elastic force of Smart Suit Lite were measured. We observed the decrease of the chest torque by the assistive force during forward bending motion. Furthermore, the comparison between the simulation results and the experimental result is described.
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Takayuki Tanaka
    Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2014- (January) 3669 - 3674 1062-922X 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Anteflexion is essential for many physical activities ranging from carrying objects through snow shoveling to farm work. However, lumbago is a common cause of anteflexion, in which lumbar disks are under a heavy load due to changes in lumbar spine shape. With the aim to reduce lumbago risk, in this study we developed a motion sensor system that can estimate the shape, posture and load on the lumbar spine from measuring the lumbar in the lumbar region when the lumbar spine shape changes and the pelvis posture angle changes. We present a wearable version of this sensor system, and propose an estimation method of the lumbar shape using the pelvis posture angle and lumbar region skin curvature from this system. In addition, we measure the anteflexion using this system and study the change in load of the lumbar spine caused by changes in posture.
  • Maria Q. Feng, Takashi Kawamura, Takayuki Tanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 26 (1) 9 - 14 1883-8049 2014 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes the successful research and development (R& D) of parallel bicycles (PB robots) including six prototypes created by the authors and their applications to personal vehicles. The first, developed in 1986, consists of a pair of coaxial wheels and an inverted pendulum on the wheel axis. Since then, the authors have carried out fundamental and practical studies on static/dynamic posture stabilization control, dynamic movement, and slope and stair ascent/ descent. The PB robot control mechanism has recently been applied to educational robots, mobile humanoid robots, and personal vehicles. This paper also discusses personal vehicles commercialized as an application of the PB robots.
  • MOROMUGI SHUNJI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, HIGASHI TOSHIO, FENG MARIA Q, ISHIMATSU TAKAKAZU
    J Robot Mechatron 25 (6) 973 - 982 0915-3942 2013/12/20 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A prehension orthosis with a pneumatic actuator has been developed to compensate for the disability of cervical cord injury patients and support their daily activities. One major feature of this orthosis is that the user can continually pinch or hold a target object using a finely adjusted finger force. The movement and force applied to the fingers can be controlled by continuous instructional signals from the user through the activity of a command muscle, which is selected from among the muscles without functional impairment in the user's body. The level of muscle activity can be obtained by using an original sensor that detects the hardness of the target muscle through contact with the skin. The level of muscle activity can be estimated by the hardness information of the muscle. This sensor is easily fixed to a user's body by using an elastic belt and even works over clothing. Therefore, the user can wear the system very easily. This feature allows the system to be very user friendly. Users can handle fragile objects such as an egg or sculpted-glass by using this prehension orthosis because of its finger force control function. Excellent dexterity in the finger force control has been demonstrated through evaluation tests conducted with various subjects, including a spinal cord injury patient.
  • TOMABECHI NOBUYASU, TAKIZAWA KAZUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO
    体力科学 62 (6) 653 - 654 0039-906X 2013/12/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Shibukawa Fumiya, Tanaka Takayuki
    JRSJ The Robotics Society of Japan 31 (9) 108 - 943 0289-1824 2013/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have proposed a Multi-portal Human Interface (M-HI) as an innovative human interface for power assist systems (PAS). The M-HI allows users to apply the operational force anywhere on the power assist system. Because of that, the effective workspace of the PAS is extended as their end-effecter can be controlled as a user desires. However, when users control the PAS on its intermediate joint, the control point motion is different from the end-effecter motion. This motion affects maneuverability of the PAS. In this paper, we consider the number of links and degrees of freedom on a multi-link manipulator. The relation between the control point motion and maneuverability is analyzed. The operational point motion harmonization (OPMH) is based on this relation. This method enables users to control the PAS with M-HI more accurately.
  • 田中孝之
    J Clin Rehabil 22 (9) 893 - 899 0918-5259 2013/09 [Not refereed][Invited]
  • IGAWA HISASHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TADA TATSUMI, SUZUKI SHIN'ICHI, OMURA ISAO
    精密工学会誌 公益社団法人 精密工学会 79 (7) 651 - 658 0912-0289 2013/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    To remove weeds around a grape vine without damaging the stem, we propose a contact recognition technology in this paper. The developed technique can reliably determine the position of the vine's lower stem, which may be deformed under sufficient force and may be buried in the weeds. We have developed a new method to detect the position of grape stems as objects in which its deformation is considered. By calculating the deformation from the relations between the geometry and mechanics of manipulator's link postures before and after contact point detection, the position of the object can be determined with high accuracy. Because stem position detection commences after tactile recognition has been performed, any deformation of the object has already occurred. The effect of this initial deformation on the detection accuracy cannot be ignored. Therefore, position detection of object is divided into two operations : reducing the object deformation and detecting the object position. In this way, highly accurate recognition of its position is achieved. The paper continues by giving a detailed explanation of the proposed method.
  • 瀧澤一騎, 田中孝之, 吉成哲, 奈良博之, 柴田啓介, 山中正紀, 鈴木善人
    日本生理人類学会誌 18 (2) 27 - 32 1342-3215 2013/05/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kosuke Takahashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Masao Inoue, Shunji Shimizu, Satoru Kojima
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPTOMECHATRONICS 7 (2) 83 - 95 1559-9612 2013/04 
    A method is proposed for measuring brain activity during exercises involving head motion by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which investigates cerebral hemodynamics. Obtaining measurements during exercise is difficult because cerebral blood flow changes due to the head motion component (HMC), in addition to neural activity. HMC is an undesirable artifact in the measurement of hemodynamic response caused by neural activity, and as such, it must be estimated and eliminated. In our experiments, cerebral blood flow and head motion were measured during repeated passive forward bending of the subjects. Head motion was measured by 3-D motion capture, and HMC was estimated by deriving a relation between head motion and cerebral blood flow, where the pitch angle was found to be suitable for estimating HMC. In this research, an assumption was made that cerebral blood flow caused by neural activity and that caused by postural change were additive, and thus HMC was eliminated by subtraction.
  • Improving the Maneuverability of Power Assist Valves by Considering the Characteristics of Biarticular Muscles
    Motoki Nakano, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 25 (1) 145 - 152 2013/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Motoki Nakano, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 25 (1) 145 - 152 2013/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 森友揮, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 片桐祥雅
    ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文誌(CD-ROM) ヒューマンインタフェース学会 15 (1/4) 305 - 312 2186-828X 2013/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshio Fukuda, Maria Q. Feng, Yuto Narita, Shun'Ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    IEEE Sensors Journal 13 (12) 4725 - 4732 1530-437X 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper develops a vision-based displacement measurement system for remote monitoring of vibration of large-size structures such as bridges and buildings. The system consists of one or multiple video cameras and a notebook computer. With a telescopic lens, the camera placed at a stationary point away from a structure captures images of an object on the structure. The structural displacement is computed in real time through processing the captured images. A robust object search algorithm developed in this paper enables accurate measurement of the displacement by tracking existing features on the structure without requiring a conventional target panel to be installed on the structure. A sub-pixel technique is also proposed to further reduce measurement errors cost-effectively. The efficacy of the vision system in remote measurement of dynamic displacements was demonstrated through a shaking table test and a field experiment on a long-span bridge. © 2013 IEEE.
  • Shota Ando, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, Kazuki Takizawa
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 25 (6) 1050 - 1059 1883-8049 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we modeled the change in maximum muscle force when a skeletal muscle is subjected to a periodic workload. The model represents an increase or decrease in the maximum muscle force exerted. It was created to evaluate the effects of our power-assist technologies on skeletal muscle strength, and we think that it can be applied to sports science. The model equation is constituted by a formula of step responses of a first-order delay system. The model input has the following four constants: the target muscle impulse when exerting force during a day in daily life, the force impulse exerted in 1 day during a period in which the target muscle was under study, the target musclemaximal strength, and the subject-specific time constant that represents the ease of change in muscle force. The output is the change in maximal strength. We confirmed the validity of the model by fitting the model to measurements obtained from experimental subjects. For this, we applied a special filter to remove noise from muscle force measurements.
  • Shota Ando, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, Kazuki Takizawa
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 25 (6) 1050 - 1059 1883-8049 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we modeled the change in maximum muscle force when a skeletal muscle is subjected to a periodic workload. The model represents an increase or decrease in the maximum muscle force exerted. It was created to evaluate the effects of our power-assist technologies on skeletal muscle strength, and we think that it can be applied to sports science. The model equation is constituted by a formula of step responses of a first-order delay system. The model input has the following four constants: the target muscle impulse when exerting force during a day in daily life, the force impulse exerted in 1 day during a period in which the target muscle was under study, the target musclemaximal strength, and the subject-specific time constant that represents the ease of change in muscle force. The output is the change in maximal strength. We confirmed the validity of the model by fitting the model to measurements obtained from experimental subjects. For this, we applied a special filter to remove noise from muscle force measurements.
  • Yuki Sampei, Takayuki Tanaka, Yuki Mori, Shun'Ichi Kaneko
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 8027 734 - 743 0302-9743 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developed a vibration alert interface (VAI) that provides information through various vibration patterns. In our previous studies, we designed the VAI and its vibration patterns to provide analog-like information to users such as distance to obstacles. Precise information recognition requires correct perception of vibration patterns. However, various disturbances can affect perception of vibrations, causing users to perceive similar vibrations as being different. We therefore proposed the relative vibration sense presentation method to avoid disruption of the vibration sense. In this paper, we experimentally show that this method improves the repeatability of vibration sensation. We also propose a vibration presentation model for drivers to correct perception gaps due to the application and surroundings of VAI. We evaluate the proposed model through experimentation. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Takayuki Tanaka, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Takanori Miyoshi, Shunji Shimizu, Tohru Ifukube
    J. Robotics Mechatronics 25 (6) 887 - 887 2013
  • Yuki Mori, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'Ichi Kaneko
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 8016 (1) 107 - 116 0302-9743 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes a method for correcting differences in human vibratory perception caused by sensory adaptation. Humans feel a vibrational strength when a vibrating device is held in the hand. However when the vibrational frequency is changed, human perception of the new frequency is affected by the vibrational frequency experienced before the change. This is called sensory adaptation. The Katagiri-Aida model-based vibratory perception adaptation (KI-VPA) mode can estimate changes in vibratory perception caused bt adaptation. We have developed a correction method on basis of the KI-VPA model and tested the method on ten human subjects. The results indicate that the proposed correction method reduced the effects of adaptive changes to vibratory perception. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Hiroyuki Nara, Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Takayuki Yamagishi, Shotaroh Ogura
    2013 35TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) 2840 - 2843 1557-170X 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Our purpose in this study is to achieve an independent life and a social involvement for the elderly using KEIROKA Technology(fatigue-reduction) which makes it possible to improve the quality of chores and occupations by removing excessive strain and tiredness. The authors have developed power assist suits named "smart suit". The authors have evaluated the effect that the purpose of dairy work assistance, to measure EMG of the worker, compared to the potential of the surface of the non-wearing and wearing "smart suit".
  • TAKIZAWA Kazuki, TANAKA Takayuki, YOSHINARI Satoshi, NARA Hiroyuki, SHIBATA Keisuke, YAMANAKA Masanori, SUZUKI Yoshihito
    Japanese Journal of Physiological Anthropology 日本生理人類学会 18 (2) 87 - 92 1342-3215 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We examined physical fitness adaptation after six weeks of snow shovelling using different types of shovels. Thirty-three subjects participated in this study and were divided two groups: normal shovel group and less-workload shovel (UD-shovel) group. Grip strength, vertical jump, 10 m obstacle walking, chair rising test, lactate threshold and body mass were measured before and after six weeks of snow shovelling. All measurements showed no significant differences between the groups. The chair rising test and ten meter obstacle walking were significantly at main effects. These values were higher in the after period than in the before period. But there were no significant differences at main effects in grip strength, vertical jump, lactate threshold and body mass. These results suggest that six weeks of snow shovelling may not affect upper body strength and aerobic capacity, but may affect lower body and muscle of trunk strength, power, agility, balance and coordination. These effects were not different if using normal shovels or UD-shovels.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, Yoshihito Suzuki, Kazuki Takizawa, Masanori Yamanaka
    2013 35TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC) 2836 - 2839 1557-170X 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing a passive power-assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite, which is a compact and lightweight power-assist device that utilizes the restoring force of elastic belts. Smart Suit Lite is designed not only to support muscles but also to stabilize the torso similarly to a corset. However, because a corset is always tight around the waist, negative effects caused by long-term use has been pointed out. In contrast, the tightening force generated by Smart Suit Lite increases only when the wearer adopts a posture corresponding to higher load on the low back. In this research, we performed two basic experiments to evaluate the static balance ability of wearers. As a result, the standard deviation of the lumbar angle decreased by 32.1% on average in wearers with low stability.
  • Kanako Miura, Eiichi Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yui Endo, Fumio Kanehioro, Keiko Homma, Isamu Kajitani, Yoshio Matsumoto, Takayuki Tanaka
    2013 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION (ICRA) 2013 Vol.1 679 - 685 1050-4729 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper presents a basic study on feasibility of usage of humanoid robots as an evaluator of assistive devices, by taking advantage of its anthropomorphic shape. In this new application humanoid are expected to help evaluation through quantitative measures, which is difficult with human subjects, and also to reduce the burden coming from ethical concerns with costly tests by human subjects. Taking a passive supportive wear "Smart Suit Lite" designed to relieve the load at lower back as an example, we have conducted pilot experiments by using the humanoid robot HRP-4C. The motion to be performed by the humanoid is obtained through retargeting technique from measured human lifting motion. The supportive effect is first estimated by simulation taking into account the mechanism of the supportive device. The experimentation of humanoid hardware brought us encouraging results on the basic feasibility of this application, as we observed a clear decrease of the torque for lifting when wearing the device as expected by the simulation.
  • 瀧澤一騎, 田中孝之, 吉成哲, 柴田啓介, 鈴木善人
    体力科学 (一社)日本体力医学会 61 (6) 684 - 684 0039-906X 2012/12/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Power-Assisted cart Control Method with Motor Torque Limiter based on Prediction of Torque Saturation
    Norihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kankeo
    Journal of Energy & Power Engineering 6 (8) 1349  2012/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, KOCHI Nobuo, YAMADA Mitsuharu
    IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications 一般社団法人 電気学会 132 (10) 942 - 950 0913-6339 2012/10/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study is aimed at developing a high-reliability motion stereo system through the consideration of camera vibration. In stereo measurement, we can approximate the distribution of measurement the error in images as a uniform distribution, and the distribution of the disparity error as a triangular distribution. Therefore, the parameters of the distributions are the mean value µ and the standard deviation σ, while the amplitude A and the frequency F are regarded as parameters of camera vibration. In our previous work, we constructed a model of the measurement error resulting from camera vibration. In this study, we define the existing probability of objects by using the measurement error model, and the reliability of object position. In addition, we verify the validity of the existing probability and reliability.
  • MORI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, KATAGIRI Yoshitada
    The Transactions of Human Interface Society ヒューマンインタフェース学会 14 (3) 293 - 301 1344-7262 2012/08/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    This paper describes a method to model the change in vibratory perception due to the adaptation. In the vibration alert interface, user has to perceive the vibratory frequency correctly, however when the frequency was the same, the vibration perception was different if the frequency before change was different. Experimental results showed that the higher vibration frequency before the change is, the weaker vibration strength user perceives. In order to correct this difference of vibratory perception, we create a model to calculate the perception adaptation. Simulation result shows accuracy of this model.

  • Power-Assisted cart Control Method with Motor Torque Limiter based on Prediction of Torque Saturation
    Norihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kankeo
    Journal of Energy & Power Engineering 6 (8) 1349  2012/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • SHIBUKAWA Fumiya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi
    日本ロボット学会誌 日本ロボット学会 30 (4) 420 - 427 0289-1824 2012/05/15 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • A Yank-based Variable Coefficient Method for a Low-Powered Semi-Active Power Assist System
    Andre Rosendo, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 24 (2) 291 - 297 2012/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 井川 久, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一
    精密工学会誌 精密工学会 78 (2) 160 - 167 0912-0289 2012/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 森友揮, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 片桐祥雅
    ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文誌(CD-ROM) 14 (1/4) 293 - 301 2186-828X 2012/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Kosuke Takahashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Nara, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Masao Inoue, Shunji Shimizu, Satoru Kojima
    2012 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OPTOMECHATRONIC TECHNOLOGIES (ISOT) 7 (1/2) 83 - 95 1559-9612 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A method is proposed for measuring brain activity during exercises involving head motion by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (tNIRS), which investigates cerebral hemodynamics. Obtaining measurements during exercise is difficult because cerebral blood flow changes due to the head motion component (HMC) in addition to neural activity. HMC is an undesirable artifact in the measurement of hemodynamic response caused by neural activity, and as such it must be estimated and eliminated. In our experiments, cerebral blood flow and head motion were measured during repeated passive forward bending of the subjects. Head motion was measured by 3D motion capture, and HMC was estimated by deriving a relation between head motion and cerebral blood flow, where the pitch angle was found to be suitable for estimating HMC. In this research, an assumption was made that cerebral blood flow caused by neural activity and that caused by postural change were additive, and thus HMC was eliminated by subtraction.
  • 森 友揮, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一
    ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文誌 The transactions of Human Interface Society ヒューマンインタフェース学会 14 (1) 293 - 301 2186-828X 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 日下聖, 田中孝之, 今村由芽子, 齊藤宗信, 鈴木善人
    Hippophile 日本ウマ科学会 0 (47) 27 - 33 1883-6062 2012/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Andre Rosendo, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 24 (2) 291 - 297 1883-8049 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this paper, we developed a power assist system to help users on carrying heavy loads. This system uses the user input force and position to generate an aiding force, reducing the burden on carrying heavy loads. We adopted a semi-active methodology, combining an active with a passive element, aiming to match the best traits from both, and also considering a lighter motor, which makes the system reach its limit force. To control this lightly actuated semi-active system we proposed a proportional controller which has its gain tuned accordingly to the yank value this is calculated by the derivative of the force. The controller method herein amplifies the system response whenever the user intends to change his movement, producing a better handling of the system and saving actuator power for either periodical or non-periodical movements. Future applications may involve creating a light assist system for portable applications or assist in heavy industrial environments.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hidekazu Kajiwara
    2012 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS (IROS) 758 - 763 2153-0858 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes an analysis of the power assist and the skill assist effects of a semi-active assist mechanism based on an energy control. For this mechanism, we have developed a soft and flexible power assist device that consists of an elastic material and a small direct current motor. The assist force is then the elastic force, which is controlled by adjusting the length of the elastic material by means of the motor. The skill assist is based on a motion correction method of periodic motions that was developed in a previous study. The control method can provide both power assist and skill assist affects. In this study, we analyze the adequacy of the power assist when simultaneously applying the skill assist.
  • Motoki Nakano, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    2012 IEEE/ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS (AIM) 1111 - 1116 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Recently, a number of studies have focused on the musculoskeletal systems of the human arm and foot with the aid of human-machine systems. The studies aim to evaluate the spec of manipulators or analyze the characteristic of the human. We focus on the fact that some postures reduce the effort necessary for the application of force from the musculoskeletal systems. In this research, we aim to apply the systems to the power assist system. Using a musculoskeletal model, we propose the Compensation Considering Posture (CCP) method, which adjusts the assist ratio, and consequently the applied force, in accordance with the arm position of the operator. Then we applied it to a standard valve used in fire fighting operations as the one link manipulator. In this regard, operation responsiveness changes when the output force is reduced with a correct arm position. CCP improves valve maneuverability by providing additional assistance in such cases, and ensures that operation responsiveness is uniform regardless on arm position. In conducting an experimental verification of the proposed method, first we measured the arm position of the operator in real time by using a musculoskeletal simulator. Next, we quantitatively defined the reduction of the output force according to the arm position as an output force level. Finally, we determined the appropriate amount of compensation by normalizing the applied force with the maximum output force level. The effectiveness of this method was experimentally confirmed using visual tracking.
  • Hisashi Igawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Tatsumi Tada, Shin'ichi Suzuki, Isao Ohmura
    38TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY (IECON 2012) 2567 - 2572 1553-572X 2012 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The vastness of vineyards in Hokkaido makes it hard for workers to eradicate weeds. To solve this problem, the aim of the current research has been to develop a weeding robot with a multi-link manipulator that uses a stereo camera system as a visual sensing tool for recognizing grape stems. However, the accuracy of this technique is lacking due to unavoidable measurement errors from the stereo camera system. In consideration of this problem, a method that defines the grape stem area has been devised. Additionally, to compensate for errors in the visual sensing technique, a tactile sensing technique has been employed that can haptically recognize a grape stem by means of a multi-link manipulator. In this paper, a robust sensing system is reported that analyzes the displacement of a grape stem to detect it base position such that weeding can be performed.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshihito Suzuki, Kazuki Takizawa, Masanori Yamanaka
    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics 2011/12
  • 瀧澤一騎, 田中孝之, 吉成哲, 奈良博之, 柴田啓介, 鈴木善人
    体力科学 (一社)日本体力医学会 60 (6) 797 - 797 0039-906X 2011/12/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 柴田啓介, 田中孝之, 瀧澤一騎, 吉成哲, 鈴木善人
    体力科学 (一社)日本体力医学会 60 (6) 765 - 765 0039-906X 2011/12/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 瀧澤一騎, 吉成哲, 奈良博之, 鈴木善人, 田中孝之
    体力科学 60 (4) 468 - 469 0039-906X 2011/08/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, KOCHI Nobuo, YAMADA Mitsuharu
    IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications 一般社団法人 電気学会 131 (4) 522 - 530 0913-6339 2011/04/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to establish an error model for a stereo measurement system by considering camera vibration. In stereo measurements, we can approximate the measurement error distribution in images as a uniform distribution. Therefore, the parameters of the measurement error distribution are the mean value µ and the standard deviation σ, while the amplitude A and the frequency F are regarded as the parameters of the camera vibration. In order to verify the relationships between the parameters of the measurement error distribution and those of the camera vibration, we performed an experiment using a vibration-testing system. The results of the experiment showed that the vibration did not affect µ. Moreover, we found a positive correlation between σ and A as well as a negative correlation betweenσ and F. Using these relationships, we estimated the parameters of the measurement error from the parameters of the camera vibration.
  • Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka, Yoshihito Suzuki, Kazuki Takizawa, Masanori Yamanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 23 (6) 978 - 990 1883-8049 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing a passive power assist device, "Smart Suit Lite." Smart Suit Lite is a compact, lightweight power assist device that utilizes the elastomeric force of elastic materials. We have developed a "motion-based assist method" in order to design Smart Suit Lite for particular motions. We have also developed an extended musculoskeletal model which has "Skin segments" that aid in analyzing assistive force. In this paper, we target the movements of caregivers. From three-dimensional motion data and an extended musculoskeletal model, we analyze human muscle forces and assistive forces. We then design the arrangement and properties of the elastic materials, based on the motion-based assist method. Finally, we verify its assistance effect through basic experiments.
  • Yuki Mori, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 6771 (1) 462 - 469 0302-9743 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this paper, we describe the influence of vibratory adaptation on vibration perception and its correction method. Vibration strength after change depends on the vibration frequency before change even if the vibration frequency itself does not change. We found that the higher the vibration frequency before change, the weaker the perceived vibration strength. To correct this perception gap, the frequency before change is fed back to the KI model that expresses the vibratory adaptation. We performed a simulation to show that output of the KI model is able to express changes in vibration caused by adaptation. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
  • Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hidekazu Kajiwara
    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 2187 - 2192 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes a skill assist method based on an energy control that employs a semi-active assist mechanism. For this mechanism, we have developed a soft and flexible power assist device that consists of elastic materials and a small DC motor. The assist force is the elastic force of the elastic materials, and this force is controlled by adjusting the length of the elastic materials by means of the DC motor. In our previous study, we confirmed that this mechanism has high power assist effectiveness. In this study, we consider correction of user motion correction by the semi-active assist mechanism in order to provide skill assist. We consider the motion to be an energy state and control the motion through energy control. © 2011 IEEE.
  • Hiroyuki Nara, Takayuki Tanaka, Yumeko Imamura, Satoshi Yoshinari, Yasuhiro Nakajima, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 1579 - 1584 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Our purpose in this study is to achieve an independent life and a social involvement for the elderly using KEIROKA (fatigue-reduction) Technology which makes it possible to improve the quality of chores and occupations by removing excessive strain and tiredness. Along the way, various assistant technologies for work and task supports have been suggested. However, they are used for evaluation of short-term effects and their design and assessment in a long-term standpoint are not performed. Therefore, final purpose in this research is to examine the possibility to evaluate KEIROKA(fatigue-reduction) Technology using Musculo-Skeletal Dynamics Simulator. So, experiments were performed to measure movements of subject using a conventional shovel with straight-line hilt and a UD shovel with flexural hilt by using three-dimensional motion analysis system and analyzed the physical strain caused by differences of shovels using Musculo-Skeletal Dynamics Simulator. © 2011 IEEE.
  • Fumiya Shibukawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics 2010/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Motoki Nakano, Shunichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka, Koichi Yamano
    2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2010/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Self-localization of a mobile robot on irregular ground using a laser range finder
    Naohito Takasuka, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Tatsumi Tada, Shin'ichi Suzuki
    2010 World Automation Congress 1 - 6 2010/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • A method of trajectory generation to vehicle robot under unknown environment
    D. Nagahara, S. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, S. Kaneko
    Proceedings of World Automation Congress 2010/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之
    映像情報Industrial 42 (8) 41 - 47 1346-1362 2010/08 [Not refereed][Invited]
  • MORI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi
    Human interface ヒューマンインタフェース学会 12 (2) 103 - 111 1344-7262 2010/05/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Andre Rosendo, Takayuki Tanaka, Shuńichi Kaneko
    2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 1104 - 1109 2010 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Power Assisting Systems are developed to directly aid human beings. They can predict user intention and produce assistive force to aid the user in tasks, such as lifting and handling of heavy loads. In this paper, a Semi-Active Assist System that considers force limitations is proposed. Physical simulations, such as Active and Passive, and the actuator limitation is discussed. Lastly the Low-powered controller is compared with the normal controller, and the results are obtained. The Low-powered actuator can successfully assist the user and can be used as remote assisting systems in future applications. © 2010 IEEE.
  • Shin'ya Okazaki, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hidenori Takauji, Nobuo Kochi, Mitsuharu Yamada
    2010 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, ISOT 2010 2010 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Camera vibration in recorded video is a problem with both handheld and stationary devices that vibrate due to wind and other external forces. To facilitate the development of a robust stereo system that is immune to such camera vibration, this study aims to study establishes an error model for a stereo measurement system by considering camera vibration. In stereo measurements, we approximate the distribution of measurement error in images as a uniform distribution. Given this approximation, parameters of the distribution of measurement error are mean value μ and standard deviation σ, whereas amplitude A and frequency F are parameters of camera vibration. To verify the relationship between these parameters, we performed experiments using a vibration testing system. Results indicated that the vibration did not affect the mean value μ. We also found a positive correlation between standard deviation σ and amplitude A as well as a negative correlation between standard deviation σ and frequency F. Based on these findings, we estimate the parameters of measurement error by the camera vibration parameters and establish our proposed error model. © 2010 IEEE.
  • Norihiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    IECON 2010 - 36TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY 1553-572X 2010 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The purpose of this study is to develop a method to control power-assist systems with an energy regeneration system that achieves the desired load-reduction ratio even if torque saturation occurs. In this article, we use the ratio of the assist-force impulse to the operator-force impulse as an indicator to evaluate the control method. The proposed method predicts the needs of the operator and delives the desired load-reduction ratio by anticipating deficient impulses via the reliability of predicted power requirements.
  • Yoshio Fukuda, Maria Feng, Yuto Narita, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    2010 IEEE SENSORS 1928 - 1931 1930-0395 2010 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study develops a vision-based displacement measurement system for remote monitoring of vibration of large-size structures such as bridges and buildings. The system consists of one or multiple video cameras and a notebook computer. With a telescopic lens, the camera placed at a stationary point away from a structure captures images of an object on the structure. The structural displacement is computed in real time through processing the captured images. A robust object search algorithm developed in this study enables accurate measurement of the displacement by tracking existing features on the structure without requiring a conventional target panel to be installed on the structure. The efficacy of the system in remote measurement of dynamic displacements was demonstrated through a shaking table test and a field experiment on a long-span bridge.
  • Assist Force Control of Smart Suit for Horse Trainers Considering Motion Synchronization
    T. Kusaka, T. Tanaka, S. Kaneko, Y. Suzuki, M. Saito, H. Kajiwara
    International Journal of Automation Technology 3 (6) 723 - 730 2009/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisashi Igawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Tatsumi Tada, Shin'ichi Suzuki
    2009 35th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics 2009/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Improving Maneuverability of Power-Assisted Valve for Fire Engines Based on Prediction of Valve Opening Time
    Motoki Nakano, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun’ichi Kaneko, Koichi Yamano, Yoichiro Tsutsui
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 21 (5) 628 - 634 2009/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Human Joint Motion Recognition Using Ultrasound Pulse Echo Based on Test Feature Classifier
    Yoichiro Tsutsui, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun’ichi Kaneko, Yukinobu Sakata, Maria Q. Feng
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 21 (5) 597 - 606 2009/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中 孝之, 齊藤 宗信, 鈴木 善人
    Descente sports science 石本記念デサントスポ-ツ科学振興財団事務局 30 163 - 171 0285-5739 2009/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • LI YUAN, TAKAUJI HIDENORI, OMURA ISAO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 75 (5) 650 - 656 1348-8716 2009/05/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki, MAEDA Shunji, SHIBUYA Hisae, YOSHIDA Minoru
    IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems 一般社団法人 電気学会 129 (5) 778 - 785 0385-4221 2009/05/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A novel algorithm for rotational registration of dot-cloud data based on Local Consistency of Point Dispersion considering defect types (color LCPD) is proposed. In this approach, a new measurement of the local consistency of the distribution of the dot clouds in both data sets is developed, which can then be combined into a weighted-metric based on the importance of the defect types. This method is expected to be effective and robust in the registration of randomly distributed, inconsistent observations. It has been shown to converge to the true solution in a variety of cases involving both real and simulated data.
  • Robust Focusing using Orientation Code Matching
    Yuan Li, Isao Ohmura, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis 7 (3) 101 - 114 2009 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Fumiya Shibukawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    IECON: 2009 35TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOLS 1-6 35th Vol.6 4010 - 4015 1553-572X 2009 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we propose a multi-portal human interface (M-HI) as an innovative human interlace for power assist systems. M-HI allows users to apply force anywhere in the power assist system. This paper describes the concept, the design, the algorithm and possible applications of M-HI. In addition, this paper demonstrates the effectiveness of M-HI with respect to expanding the maneuverable workspace of power assist systems containing multi-DOF manipulators.
  • NAKAHARA Kazuya, TAKAUJI Hidenori, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, SHIMIZU Masashi, MIYASHITA Yukio, OHMURA Isao
    The IEICE transactions on information and systems 一般社団法人電子情報通信学会 91 (3) 793 - 802 1880-4535 2008/03/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    圃場での大きなスリップなどが避けられないスプレイヤ(散布機)やハーベスタ(収穫機)などの農作業機の実速度をロバストに計測するためのシステムを開発することを目的とする.従来のタコメータ形式の計測ではなく,地面の移動量を画像照合により間接的に測定する.その際,方向符号照合法に基づくことにより,天候不良,圃場の状態変動などの影響を排除したロバスト計測を実現した.試作システムを農耕用トラクタに搭載し,雨天や作業内容が異なる実圃場において速度計測実験を行うことにより有効性を検証した.
  • SAKATA Yukinobu, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki
    The IEICE transactions on information and systems 一般社団法人電子情報通信学会 91 (1) 89 - 100 1880-4535 2008/01/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本論文では,ノンパラメトリックなパターン分類器として提案されたテスト特徴分類器(TFC)の識別性能の改良と,その実応用における可能性を検証することを目的とする.TFCでは,分類に有効な特徴量の組合せであるプライムテスト特徴(PTF)に投影された入力未知パターンに対して同時に最近傍法による識別を行い,それらの認識結果に基づく投票処理の集票スコアにより入力パターンを識別する.本手法では,PTFの特性に基づいた重み係数による重み付き投票処理を行う.これにより,各PTFの機能がより効果的に発揮され分類器の性能向上が期待できる.更に提案手法を逐次学習アルゴリズムへ拡張する.実データによる実験結果により本手法の有効性を確認した.
  • Li Yuan, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka, Isao Ohmura
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7266 0277-786X 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper proposes a novel scheme for image focusing by introducing a new focus measure based on self-matching methods. A unique pencil-shaped profile is identified by comparing the similarity between all patterns extracted around the same position in each scene. Based on this profile, a new criterion function called Complementary Pencil Volume (CPV) is defined to evaluate focused or defocused scenes based on similarity rate of self-matching, which visually represents the volume of a pencil-shaped profile. Among matching methods, Orientation Code Matching (OCM) is recommended due to its invariance with regards to illumination and contrasts. Several experiments using a telecentric lens are implemented to demonstrate the efficiency of proposed measures. Outstandingly, comparing OCM-based focus measure with conventional focus measures shows that OCM-based focus measure is robust against changes of brightness or illuminations and contrast. Using this method, pan-focused images are composed and depth information is represented by comparing the focused and defocused region in the scenes both under high and low contrast or illumination conditions. © 2008 SPIE.
  • Shin'ya Okazaki, Takayuki Tanaka, Syun'ichi Kaneko, Hidenori Takauji
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7266 0277-786X 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to establish an error model of the stereo measurement system considering a camera vibration. In the stereo measurement, we can approximate a distribution of measurement error in image by a normal distribution. Therefore, a parameters of the distribution of measurement error are average μ and standard deviation σ. A parameters of the camera vibration are considered amplitude A and frequency F. In order to verify relationships during the parameters of the distribution of measurement error and the parameters of the camera vibration, we experiment using vibration testing system. We imposed simple harmonic motion to the camera. As the result of experiment, the camera vibration didn't affect averageμ/. We found positively correlation between standard deviation σ and amplitude A. And, we found negatively correlation between standard deviation σ and frequency F. We consider about these correlation theoretically. And, we establish error model to estimate the parameter of the measurement error from the parameter of the camera vibration. Moreover, we define existing probability of object using the parameter of the measurement error. © 2008 SPIE.
  • Fan Zhang, Akihiko Matsushita, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7266 0277-786X 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Due to the area of the vineyard in Hokkaido is extremely large, it is very difficult and hard to eradicate weeds by human being. In order to solve this problem, we developed a dynamic image measure technique, which can be applied to the weeding robots in vineyards. The outstanding of this technique is that it can discriminate the weed and the trunk correctly and efficiently. Meanwhile, we also attempt to measure the root of trunk accurately. And a new method to measure the blocked trunk of grapes in vineyards has also been developed in this paper. © 2008 SPIE.
  • Takayuki Tanaka, Yuta Satoh, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Yoshihito Suzuki, Naohisa Sakamoto, Shuji Seki
    2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-4 1707 - + 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have been developing "Smart Suit" as a soft and light-weight wearable power assist system. A prototype for preventing low-back injury in agricultural works and its semi-active assist mechanism have been developed in the previous study. The previous prototype succeeded to reduce about 14% of average muscle fatigues of body trunk in waist extension/flexion motion. In this paper, we describe a prototype of smart suit for supporting waist and knee joint, and its control method for preventing the displacement of the adjustable assist force mechanism in order to keep the assist efficiency.
  • TSUTSUI YOICHIRO, HAYASE KAZUHIKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, FENG MARIA Q
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 73 (11) 1273 - 1278 1348-8716 2007/11/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki, MAEDA Shunji, SHIBUYA Hisae, YOSHIDA Minoru
    The IEICE transactions on information and systems 一般社団法人電子情報通信学会 90 (10) 2798 - 2806 1880-4535 2007/10/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    照合指標のない光学・磁気ディスクメディアのような回転媒体における新しいロバスト回転照合アルゴリズムLocal Consistency of Point Dispersion (LCPD)法を提案する.これは個々の点データ周りの局所的範囲における他点群データとの分布の一貫性を評価し,その局所的評価値は重みを設定して累積するアプローチに基づいている.提案手法の例外値に対するロバスト性について,点群データの分類に基づく定性的な考察を行っている.提案手法が例外値データの含有に対して,高いロバスト性を有し,しかも良好な収束性能を実現していることを,シミュレーション,及び実データに基づく実験によって示す.
  • TSUTSUI YOICHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, FENG MARIA Q
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 73 (9) 1062 - 1067 1348-8716 2007/09/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki
    The Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan 一般社団法人 画像電子学会 36 (4) 417 - 425 0285-9831 2007/07/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A rotation-invariant template matching scheme using orientation code difference histogram (OCDH) is proposed. Orientation code features based on local distributions of pixel brightness, which are robust against furious change in illumination. We utilize the fact that a difference between any two orientation codes with a constant displacement is invariant for any rotation of images. We propose a two-stage framework for realizing the fast rotation-invariant template matching based on OCDH. In the first stage, candidate positions are selected through evaluation of OCDH at every position, and then in the second stage, we estimate approximate rotation angles and we finally register at the positions.
  • TAKAHASHI HIDENORI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 73 (6) 671 - 676 1348-8716 2007/06/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoichiro Tsutsui, Yukinobu Sakata, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Maria Q. Feng
    2007 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3 1205 - 1208 1930-0395 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose a new method for simultaneous joint torque and angle recognition in dynamic motion by using ultrasound echo. Test Feature Classifier has been employed as a classifier. Ultrasound is emitted from the surface of skin and it is reflected inside of living body. Feature values for the recognition are extracted from the reflected wave. The feature value changes as the movement of the muscle relating to the target joint motion. Therefore the joint movement can be recognized based on the feature value. We carried out a experiment of the recognition of the movement of human elbow joint. The task was to classify the test data set into its correct torque class and angle class based on the feature values. The feature value was the rectified integration value on each 6 blocks cut out from the ultrasound echoes. The rate of correctly classified data was 0.74 in the result of the torque recognition. That of in the angle recognition was 0.82. Some data were classified into incorrect classes, however, these data were classified into classes near the correct class. This results shows that the recognition by the proposed method were successful.
  • Shunsuke Kawaai, Takayuki Tanaka, Shunichi Kaneko
    OPTOMECHATRONIC SYSTEMS CONTROL III 6719 OH719 - OH719 0277-786X 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In a conventional power assist system, an operation direction and power of a manipulator were adjusted when operator looked at a state and position of an operation object. So, position of an object is acquired by a visual sensor, and not only follows operation of human, but sets up a work route between an operation object and a manipulator. And an end-effector is guided to an object so that an operator can operate manipulator smoothly to an object. In this paper, the work path creation using the potential that suits an operator is proposed. A near work path is set up according to an end-effector orbit that an operator draws, and by guiding to an object aims at the improvement in maneuverability of a power assist.
  • Shin'ya Okazaki, Takayuki Tanaka, Syun'ichi Kaneko, Akihiko Matsushita
    2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-6 1860 - 1864 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to develop an environment recognition method for a mobile robot using visual information in irregular ground. A mobile robot can. autonomous movement, an environment recognition and object tracking by using visual information. But researches using visual information do riot consider irregular ground. Visual information have errors in irregular ground. There are handling method by image processing technology, but that have limitations. So, We realize an environment recognition using visual information in irregular ground. We describe a relationship desparity errors between measurement errors of stereo method. Next, we measure distribution of disparity errors and propose correction method by disparity errors. We experiment moving on. flat surface and irregular ground and. verified effectiveness correction method by disparity errors.
  • Yuan Li, Isao Ohmura, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    PROCEEDINGS OF SICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-8 749 - + 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper has proposed a novel and robust scheme of image focusing by introducing a new measure of focusing based on Orientation Code Matching. (hereinafter,OCM) A unique pencil-shape profile has been found through comparing the similarity between any patterns extracted at the same position within their own scenes. Based on this profile, a new evaluation function, named Complemental Pencil Volume, (hereinafter, CPV), is defined and calculated to represent local sharpness of images, either in or out of focus. Then through a designed local-scope searching algorithm, the maximum of CPV, which corresponds to the just focused image, is searching in this schema. The proposed method of focusing can be applied to cases of ill-condition with low contrast observations. Experiment results show that the OCM-based focusing is very robust to change of brightness and even more irregularities in the real imaging system, like dark condition and so on.
  • Y. Domae, H. Takauji, S. Kaneko, T. Tanaka, H. Okuda, M. Hashimoto
    PROCEEDINGS OF SICE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-8 737 - + 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose a novel three-dimentional measurement approach of flexible cables for factory automation appliations, such as cable handling, connecter insertion without conflicts with cables by using robotic arms. The approach is based on motion stereo with a vision sensor. To solve stereo correspondence problem efficiently, feature point extraction from cables and a robust texture matching based feature tracking is applied. Additionally, by using stability analysis of the feature point tracking, defective feature points can be rejected and stable 3-D shape reconstruction is achieved. In our experiments, shapes of arch-like cables have been measured to an accuracy of 5mm. It is enough to find connecters without conflicts with the cables.
  • Yukiyasu Domae, Haruhisa Okuda, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    OPTOMECHATRONIC SYSTEMS CONTROL III 6719 0277-786X 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose a novel three-Dimensional measurement approach of flexible cables for factory automation applications, such as cable handling, connecter insertion without conflicts with cables by using robotic arms. The approach is based on motion stereo with a vision sensor. Laser slit beams are irradiated and make landmalks on the cables to solve stereo correspondence problem efficiently. These landmark points and interpolated points having rich texture are tracked in a image sequence, and reconstructed as the cable shape. For stable feature point tracking, a robust texture matching method which is Orientation Code Matching 5 and tracking stability analysis are applied. In our experiments, arch-like cables have been reconstructed with an uncertainty of 1.5 % by this method.
  • Yuan Li, Isao Ohmura, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    EIGHT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUALITY CONTROL BY ARTIFICIAL VISION 6356 0277-786X 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper has mainly discussed about two problems, object focusing and depth measurement. First, we propose a novel and robust scheme of image focusing by introducing a new measure of focusing based on Orientation code matching. A new evaluation function, named Complemental pencil volume, CPV, is defined and calculated to represent local sharpness of images, either in or out of focus, by comparing the similarity between any patterns extracted at the same position within their own scenes. An identified and unique maximum or peek, which means exact match, is searched during the scheme. The proposed method of focusing can be applied to the cases of ill-condition scenes with low contrast observations. Experiments show that the OCM-based focusing is very robust to change in brightness, and to even more irregularities in the real imaging system, like dark condition. Second, based on this robust focusing technique, we applied it to an image sequence of an object surface to measure the depth of profile. A simple plane object surface has been implemented to demonstrate the basic approach. The results showed the successful and precision depth measurement of this object.
  • Io Nakayama, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    OPTOMECHATRONIC COMPUTER-VISION SYSTEMS II 6718 71804 - 71804 0277-786X 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper proposes a new method to estimate distortion for template matching. Matching object images from scenes to pre-obtained reference images is necessary for robot mobility, but matching error due to distortion of object images remains a problem. There are two measures of distortion: "scale" which represents the distortion of distance from an object to the robot determined using a camera, and "directional distortion" which represents the distortion of direction that is due to the relative postures and positions of objects to the mobile robot. The latter is considered to involve rotation around the vertical axis, the y-axis, of the image plane. The paper proposes the Orthogonal Projection Distortion method (OPD) to estimate directional distortion and uses it with the image correction method to improve similarity. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach experimentally using actual images.
  • Takashi Kawamura, Takayuki Tanaka
    2007 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHATRONICS 83 - + 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The Robot contest competition was started 7years ago. It is expected that this competition will encourage undergraduate students to head venture business and/or to keep venture mind. This paper reports the concept and scheme of the competition.
  • Yuan Li, Hidenori Takauji, Shunichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka, Isao Ohmura
    OPTOMECHATRONIC COMPUTER-VISION SYSTEMS II 6718 0277-786X 2007 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper has proposed a novel and robust scheme of image focusing by introducing a new measure of focusing based on Orientation Code Matching. (hereinafter, OCM) A unique pencil-shape profile has been found through comparing the similarity between any patterns extracted at the same position within their own scenes. Based on this profile, a new evaluation function, named Complemental Pencil Volume, (hereinafter, CPV), is defined and calculated to represent local sharpness of images, either in or out of focus. Then through a designed local-scope searching algorithm, the maximum of CPV, which corresponds to the just focused image, is searching in this schema. The proposed method of focusing can be applied to cases of ill-condition with low contrast observations. Experiment results show that the OCM-based focusing is very robust to change of brightness and even more irregularities in the real imaging system, like dark condition and so on.
  • SUZUKI Yousuke, TANAKA Takayuki, FENG Maria Q., MOROMUGI Shunji
    計測自動制御学会論文集 計測自動制御学会 42 (8) 982 - 990 0453-4654 2006/08/31 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • UMEGAE Masamori, KAJIWARA Hidekazu, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi
    計測自動制御学会論文集 計測自動制御学会 42 (8) 974 - 981 0453-4654 2006/08/31 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi
    計測自動制御学会論文集 計測自動制御学会 42 (7) 719 - 726 0453-4654 2006/07/31 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAUJI Hidenori, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki
    Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Contributed Papers 公益社団法人精密工学会 72 (4) 487 - 493 1348-8724 2006/04/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a fast image searching method from environmental observation images even in the presence of scale changes. A new scheme has been proposed for extracting feature areas based on a robust image registration algorithm called Orientation code matching. Extracted areas are stored as template images and utilized in image searching. As the number of template images grows, the searching cost becomes a serious problem. Additionally, changes of viewing positions cause scale change of an image and matching failure. In our scheme, richness in features is important for feature area generation and the entropy is used to evaluate the variety of edge directions which are stable to scale change of the image. This characteristic contributes to limitation of searching area and reduction in calculation costs. Scaling factors are estimated by orientation code density which means the percentage of effective codes in fixed size areas. An estimated scaling factor is applied to matching a scale of template images to one of observation images. Some experiments are performed in order to compare computation time and verify effectiveness of estimated scaling factor using real scenes.
  • MAE TAKAHIRO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 72 (4) 481 - 486 1348-8716 2006/04/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAUJI HIDENORI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI
    精密工学会誌(CD-ROM) 72 (4) 487 - 493 1348-8716 2006/04/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MAE Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki
    Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Contributed Papers 公益社団法人精密工学会 72 (4) 481 - 486 1348-8724 2006/04/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    An efficient algorithm for binary template matching is proposed. For efficient search, object images to be checked is divided into two regions: R-region and P-region. In R-region, an upper limit of correlation coefficients can be derived as an interval estimation based on mathematical analysis of correlations of the object image and a pivot image. In P-region, another interval estimation is formalized based on the number of white and black pixels in a template and the object image. By use of these interval estimations, a scanning-type upper limit estimation of correlation coefficients can be formalized for the efficient search algorithm. Experiments show the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed search algorithm.
  • Yukiyasu Domae, Hidenori Takauji, Henrik Stier, Shunichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives 36 1682-1750 2006 
    We present a feature extraction and tracking method which is based on pure rich texture analysis and has robustness under irregular conditions, such as illumination change, deformation of objects and so on. The method is composed mainly of two algorithms: Entropy Filtering and Orientation Code Matching (OCM). Entropy filter points up areas of images being messy distribution of orientation codes. The orientation code is determined by detecting the orientation of maximum intensity change around neighboring eight pixels. The areas being extracted by the entropy filter doesn't depend on edges and gradations of images and has robustness against illumination change and motion of objects. Therefore, we can say the areas have”pure rich texture” and are suitable for tracking based on visual information. And then, OCM, a template matching method using the orientation code, is applied to track templates being centered on the features and updates the templates each frame. OCM is speeded up by using the information of texture richness and motion of objects. Because of their large robustness, we can track the templates robustly under irregular conditions.
  • Shunji Moromugi, Shinichi Kumano, Mitsuaki Ueda, Takakazu Ishimatsu, Maria Q. Feng, Takayuki Tanaka
    2006 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3 388 - + 1930-0395 2006 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    An innovative sensor is developed to evaluate hardness of human soft tissue. This sensor provides easy and accurate hardness measurements based on a unique sensing mechanism. Hardness of soft materials is often evaluated by using international standards of hardness such as IRHD (International Rubber Hardness Degree) and durometer hardness. However the conventional scales based on these standards requires a stable pressuring condition to the target. Therefore, these scales cannot be used for targets that are in motion or targets that require quick measurement such as human muscles during exercises and a liver exposed at a surgery. The prototyped sensor has a compact body and allows continuous hardness measurement with an arbitrary pressing force. This sensor always monitors the force exerted on the sensor and automatically eliminates the unintended effect from the fluctuation of the pressing force. Therefore, continuous time series of the hardness data is real-timely available. This paper reports results of a test as well as the detail of the mechanism and data processing technique of the latest version of the sensor.
  • Kazuya Nakahara, Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka, Masashi Shimizu, Yukio Miyashita
    OPTOMECHATRONIC SENSORS, INSTRUMENTATION, AND COMPUTER-VISION SYSTEMS 6375 0277-786X 2006 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Instead of tachometer-type velocity sensors, an effective method of estimating real-time velocities based on a robust image matching algorithm is proposed to measure real-time velocities of agrimotors or working machines, such as sprayers and harvesters, driven by them in real farm fields. It should be precise even they have any slipping, and stable and robust to many ill-conditions occurred in the real world farm fields, where the robust and fast algorithm for image matching, Orientation code matching is effectively utilized. A prototype system has been designed for real-time estimation of velocities of the agrimotors and then the effectiveness has been verified through many frames obtained from the real fields in various weather and ground conditions.
  • Lin Fu, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    OPTOMECHATRONIC SENSORS, INSTRUMENTATION, AND COMPUTER-VISION SYSTEMS 6375 0277-786X 2006 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Quality of local regions in the scene could be deteriorated by the effects of ill-conditioned lighting effects and reflection. We develop a method to improve the quality of local regions. The local region of the image is firstly selected by an algorithm that is based on similarity evaluation of the region. Then the histogram of brightness and saturation of the local region are expanded using the histogram equalization, both the brightness and saturation are improved. In the next step, based on the distance from the point selected by user, the improved data are combined with the original image. The local part of the image is naturally merged with the surrounding scenes.
  • Hidenori Takahashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    OPTOMECHATRONIC SENSORS, INSTRUMENTATION, AND COMPUTER-VISION SYSTEMS 6375 0277-786X 2006 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to expand a measuring range of stereovision system. In the previous paper,(1) the authors achieved a 3D motion capture system by using one camera with triangle markers, named as Mono-MoCap (MMC). MMC has two features. One is that MMC can measure 3D positions of subjects by using one camera on the basis of the perspective n point (PnP) problem. Another is that MMC does not need to recalibrate the camera parameters. In this paper, the authors apply MMC to binocular stereovision system for expanding its measurement range. MMC will solve the problem that stereovision system can not measure 3D positions of objects when even one camera does not capture the objects. In this study, 3D positions of three points where a geometrical relation each other is already-known will be measured by a stereovision. 3D position measurement by the stereovision is enabled by secondarily using MMC when a part of the object is hidden with one camera of the stereovision. Simulation and experimental results will show the effectiveness of the proposed method for expanding the measuring range of stereovision system.
  • T. Koyama, T. Tanaka, S. Kaneko, S. Moromugi, M.Q. Feng
    2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2 1669 - 1674 1062-922X 2005/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have designed the Ultrasonic Muscle Activity Sensor as a small sensor device, and the sensor can be built in the Sensor Suit for human machine systems. Measuring a change of the ultrasonic in muscles with this sensor, we have shown it's possible to estimate muscle force. In this study, we aim to design the algorithm that estimates the joint torque of knee with ultrasonic muscle activity sensor. Beside, in order to attain the generality of sensor suit, we also aim to examine the influence of constitutional differences, such as a physique index and a rate of body fat. Furthermore, we tried to obtain the basic data in order to the construction of system which can adjust individual difference. © 2005 IEEE.
  • Y. Suzuki, S. Moromugi, T. Tanaka, S. Kaneko, M.Q. Feng
    2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2 1680 - 1685 1062-922X 2005/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The authors have developed innovative soft sensor suits embedded with electromyogram (EMG) and a variety of sensors for measuring human muscle activities. The sensor suits serve as a man-machine interface for human power amplification. This paper focuses on the EMG part of the sensor suits to study the fundamental issue of torque estimation based on the sensor readings. An innovative auto-calibration system is developed in this study based on multi-regression analysis and neural networks, where an universal database, rather than individual database for each operator, is proposed and as a result, the calibration time is dramatically decreased. The calibration system can also compensate for sensor positioning errors. In the end, the sensor suits are applied as a man-machine interface for a soft power amplifier composed of artificial muscles. The artificial muscles are successfully controlled using the torque information estimated by the EMG sensor suits. The relation between torque estimation errors on sensor suits and maneuverability of power amplifier is experimentally verified. ©2005 IEEE.
  • TAKAUJI Hidenori, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki
    IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems 一般社団法人 電気学会 125 (6) 926 - 934 0385-4221 2005/06/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a new scheme for robust tagging for landmark definition in unknown circumstance using some qualitative evaluations based on Orientation code representation and matching which has been proposed for robust image registration even in the presence of change in illumination and occlusion. Necessary characteristics for effective tags: richness, similarity, and uniqueness, are considered in order to design an algorithm for tag detection. These qualitative considerations can be utilized to design simple and robust algorithm for tag definition in combination with the robust image registration algorithm.
  • Yoichiro Tsutsui, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Maria Q. Feng
    Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2005 310 - 313 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    For ultrasonic muscle activity sensor(UMS), a new signal processing method was proposed. The proposed method improved correlation coefficient between estimated joint torque and actual torque from 0.987 to 0.999 in an experiment. UMS is a brand-new noninvasive sensor for muscle activity. In this sensor, ultrasound is emitted and detected by transducers, though electrical change is detected in electromyogram(EMG) which is a common sensing method for muscle activity. In previous study, we measured only one ultrasound from transmitter on opposite side. In this study, we made a transmitter switching circuit and measured ultrasound coming from another transducer. Knee joint torque was estimated with neural networks in experiment. Correlation coefficient between actual torque and estimated torque was calculated as the index of the accuracy. New method(Duplex UMS) showed higher correlation than existing method. The proposed method is effective to improve the accuracy of the torque estimation. © 2005 IEEE.
  • Takahiro Mae, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6051 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose an efficient template matching algorithm for binary image search. When we use template matching techniques, the computation cost depends on size of images. If we have large size images, we spend a lot of time for searching similar objects in scene image to template image. We design a scanning-type upper limit estimation that can be useful for neglect correlation calculation. For calculating the scanning-type upper limits, template and scene images are divided into two regions: P-region and P-region. In R-region, an upper limit of correlation coefficients can be derived as an interval estimation based on mathematical analysis of correlations of the object image and a pivot image. In P-region, another upper limit is formalized based on the number of white and black pixels in a template and the object image. By use of these upper limits, the scanning-type upper limit estimation of correlation coefficients can be formalized for the efficient matching algorithm. This upper limits estimation isn't over true values of correlation, so the accuracy of search by conventional search is the same as one by conventional search. The experiments with document images show the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed matching algorithm. In these experiments, computation time by the proposed algorithm is between 5 and 20% compare of the conventional search.
  • Yukinobu Sakata, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6051 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A novel successive learning algorithm is proposed for efficiently handling sequentially provided training data based on Test Feature Classifier (TFC), which is non-parametric and effective even for small data. We have proposed a novel classifier TFC utilizing prime test features (PTF) which is combination feature subsets for getting excellent performance. TFC has characteristics as follows: non-parametric learning, no mis-classification of training data. And then, in some real-world problems, the effectiveness of TFC is confirmed through way applications. However, TFC has a problem that it must be reconstructed even when any sub-set of data is changed. In the successive learning, after recognition of a set of unknown objects, they are fed into the classifier in order to obtain a modified classifier. We propose an efficient algorithm for reconstruction of PTFs, which is formalized in cases of addition and deletion of training data. In the verification experiment, using the successive learning algorithm, we can save about 70% on the total computational cost in comparison with a batch learning. We applied the proposed successive TFC to dynamic recognition problems from which the characteristic of training data changes with progress of time, and examine the characteristic by the fundamental experiments. Support Vector Machine (SVM) which is well established in algorithm and on practical application, was compared with the proposed successive TFC. And successive TFC indicated high performance compared with SVM.
  • Yoichiro Tsutsui, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Maria Q. Feng
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6049 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have proposed a brand-new noninvasive ultrasonic sensor for measuring muscle activities named as Ultrasonic Muscle Activity Sensor (UMS). In the previous paper, the authors achieved to accurately estimate joint torque by using UMS and electromyogram (EMG) which is one of the most popular sensors. This paper aims to realize to measure not only joint torque also joint angle by using UMS and EMG. In order to estimate torque and angle of a knee joint, muscle activities of quadriceps femoris and biceps femoris were measured by both UMS and EMG. These targeted muscles are related to contraction and extension of knee joint. Simultaneously, actual torque on the knee joint caused by these muscles was measured by using torque sensor. The knee joint angle was fixed by torque sensor in the experiment, therefore the measurement was in isometric state. In the result, we found that the estimated torque and angle have high correlation coefficient to actual torque and angle. This means that the sensor can be used for angle estimation as well torque estimation. Therefore, it is shown that the combined use of UMS and EMG is effective to torque and angle estimation.
  • Naohiro Sekiguchi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6052 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose self-maintenance robot system as a method which realizes work for a long time without maintenance by the human workers. This system absorbs the change which occurs in robot's hardware by learning, and maintains working ability. We propose the two methods of learning changes in the physical information of the robot as methods which realizes the maintenance-free robot system. One is a method to learn robot's physical information based on the input and output information in the task practice from the no physical information of the robot by using a neural network which has a task common layer and a task independence layer. Other is a method to learn robot's physical information based on the difference in hoping action and actual action. In this report, we verify of these learning system by the computer simulation.
  • Yukiyasu Domae, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6051 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Feature extraction and tracking are widely applied in the industrial world of today. It is still an important topic in Machine Vision. In this paper, we present a new feature extraction and tracking method which is robust against illumination change such as shading and highlighting, scaling and rotation of objects. The method is composed mainly of two algorithms: Entropy Filter and Orientation Code Matching (OCM). The Entropy Filter points up areas of images being messy distribution of orientation codes. The orientation code is determined by detecting the orientation of maximum intensity change around neighboring 8 pixels. It is defined as simply integral values. We can extract good features to track from the images by using the Entropy Filter. And then, the OCM, a template matching method using the orientation code, is applied to track the features each frame. We can track the features robustly against the illumination change by using the OCM. Moreover, updating these features (templates) each frame allows complicated motions of tracked objects such as scaling, rotation and so on. In this paper, we report the details of our algorithms and the evaluations of comparison with other well-known feature extraction and tracking methods. As an application example, planer landmarks and face tracking is tried. The results of them are also reported in context.
  • Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6051 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a fast image searching method from environmental observation images even in the presence of scale changes. A new scheme has been proposed for extracting feature areas as tags based on a robust image registration algorithm called Orientation code matching. Extracted tags are stored as template images and utilized in tag searching. As the number of tags grows, the searching cost becomes a serious problem. Additionally, change in viewing positions cause scale change of an image and matching failure. In our scheme, richness in features is important for tag generation and the entropy is used to evaluate the diversity of edge directions which are stable to scale change of the image. This characteristic contributes to limitation of searching area and reduction in calculation costs. Scaling factors are estimated by orientation code density which means the percentage of effective codes in fixed size tag areas. An estimated scaling factor is applied to matching a scale of template images to one of observation images. Some experiments are performed in order to compare computation time and verify effectiveness of estimated scaling factor using real scenes.
  • Takahiro Urano, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6051 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    A rotation-invariant template matching scheme using Orientation Code Difference Histogram (OCDH) is proposed. Orientation code features based on local distributions of pixel brightness are substantively robust against furious change in illumination plays a main role in designing the rotation-invariant matching algorithm. Since every difference between any pair of orientation codes is invariant in rotation of an image, we can elaborate a histogram feature by use of the differences, which can aggregate effective clues for searching rotated images through simple procedures. With gray scale images as targets, rotation angles of an image can be accurately estimated by the proposed method. It is fast and robust even in presence of some irregularities as brightness change by shading or highlighting. We propose a two-stage framework for realizing the rotation-invariant template matching based on OCDH. In the first stage, candidate positions are selected through evaluation of OCDH at every position, and then in the second stage, they are tested by use of a verification also based on orientation code features. The effectiveness of the proposed matching method has been shown through many kinds of experiments designed with real world images.
  • Hidenori Takahashi, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6049 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to realize a motion capture for measuring 3D human motions by using Single camera. Although motion capture by using multiple cameras is widely used in sports field, medical field, engineering field and so on, optical motion capture method with one camera is not established. In this paper, the authors achieved a 3D motion capture by using one camera, named as Mono-MoCap (MMC), on the basis of two calibration methods and triangle markers which each length of side is given. The camera calibration methods made 3D coordinates transformation parameter and a lens distortion parameter with Modified DLT method. The triangle markers enabled to calculate a coordinate value of a depth direction on a camera coordinate. Experiments of 3D position measurement by using the MMC on a measurement space of cubic 2 m on each side show an average error of measurement of a center of gravity of a triangle marker was less than 2 mm. As compared with conventional motion capture method by using multiple cameras, the MMC has enough accuracy for 3D measurement. Also, by putting a triangle marker on each human joint, the MMC was able to capture a walking motion, a standingup motion and a bending and stretching motion. In addition, a method using a triangle marker together with conventional spherical markers was proposed. Finally, a method to estimate a position of a marker by measuring the velocity of the marker was proposed in order to improve the accuracy of MMC.
  • Yousuke Suzuki, Takayuki Tanaka, Maria Q. Feng
    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6049 0277-786X 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Biogenic measurement has been studied as a robot's interface. We have studied the wearable sensor suit as a robot's interface. Some kinds of sensor disks are embedded the sensor suit to the wet suit-like material. The sensor suit measures a wearing person's joint, and muscular activity. In this report, we aim to establish an auto-calibration system for measuring joint torques by using EMG sensors based on neural network and sensor disks of a lattice. The Torque presumption was performed using the share neural network, which learned the data that formed the whole subject's teacher data. Additional training of the share neural network was carried out using the individual teaching data. As a result, that was able to do the neural network training in short time, high probability and high accuracy to training of initial neural network. Moreover, high-presumed accuracy was able to be acquired by this method Next, Sensor disks of a lattice was developed. EMG is measurable, checking the state of an electrode by that can measure biogenic impedance. That was able to measure EMG by sensor disks which has low impedance We measured EMG and joint torque by trial production sensor suit and torque measuring instrument. The predominancy of the torque presumption using the share neural network was check. We proposed Measurement system, which consists sensor disk of lattice. Experimental results show the proposed method is effective for the auto-calibration.
  • Y Fukuda, T Tanaka, MQ Feng, T Ishimatsu
    2005 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1 AND 2 814 - 817 1930-0395 2005 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In recent years, information technology has made remarkable advancement and found increasing, applications in various fields. In the medical field, computer is playing a more important role in assisting the disabled. However, the interface between the disabled and a computer is usually composed of push button and touch sensors that are difficult of use. This research aims to develop a more user-friendly wearable interface using a MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) accelerometer and an optical fiber shape sensor that enable the disabled to use a computer more effectively. To demonstrate the application of this wearable interface, we developed several systems including a communication device for the disabled to control computer keyboards and appliances, and a rehabilitation device referred to as a data glove. The effectiveness of the interface is demonstrated through several field tests.
  • N Sekiguchi, T Tanaka, S Kaneko
    2005 IEEE/ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 2005 Vol.2 1269 - 1274 2159-6255 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose self-maintenance robot system as a method which realizes work for a long time without maintenance by the human workers. This system absorbs the change which occurs in robot's hardware by learning, and maintains working ability. We use a neural network which has a task common layer and a task independence layer to learning. In this report, we verify of this learning system by the computer simulation and the experiment in the real field.
  • Muscle Stiffness Sensor to Control Assisting Device for the Disabled
    Shunji Moromugi, Yasuhiro Koujina, Seigo Ariki, Akira Okamoto, Takayuki Tanaka, Maria Q. Feng, Takakazu Ishimatsu
    Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics 8 (1) 42 - 45 2004/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Tsutsui Yoichiro, Tanaka Takayuki, Suzuki Yosuke, Feng Maria Q.
    The Abstracts of the international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM 一般社団法人日本機械学会 2004 48 - 48 1348-8961 2004
  • T Hayashi, T Tanaka, MQ Feng
    RO-MAN 2004: 13TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ROBOT AND HUMAN INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION, PROCEEDINGS 637 - 642 2004 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Wearable robots, especially power suits to enhance human activity are one of most interesting topics. This study aims to develop a power suit installing a variable stiffness mechanism. In a previous study, we showed the relation between impedance parameters of power suits and human performance, and verified the effectiveness of self impedance matching method using soft computings. In this paper, we conduct fundamental experiments in order to design a variable stiffness mechanism which can tune the stiffness of joint mechanically. Experimental results show the effectiveness of variable stiffness for improving human performance and reducting muscle fatigue. Moreover, we try to design the variable stiffness mechanism, and to verify the effectiveness by simulation.
  • H Takauji, S Kaneko, T Tanaka
    MACHINE VISION AND ITS OPTOMECHATRONIC APPLICATIONS 5603 71 - 80 0277-786X 2004 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a new scheme for robust tagging for landmark definition in unknown circumstance using some qualitative evaluations based on Orientation Code representation and matching which has been proposed for robust image registration even in the presence of change in illumination and occlusion. Necessary characteristics for effective tags: richness, similarity, and uniqueness, are considered in order to design an algorithm for tag extraction. These qualitative considerations can be utilized to design simple and robust algorithm for tag definition in combination with the robust image registration algorithm.
  • 小山 猛, 田中 孝之
    フルードパワーシステム 日本フルードパワーシステム学会 34 (5) 128 - 133 1346-7719 2003/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Fibrous Optical Actuator Containing Photochromic Molecules
    Takayuki Tanaka, Naoto Yamagishi, Ryujiro Mitsui, Takashi Kawamura
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 15 (2) 172 - 177 2003/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Soft Power Suit for Knee Motion Assistance
    S. Moromugi, Y. Koujina, S. Ariki, T. Tanaka, M. Q. Feng, T.Ishimatsu
    International Journal of Human-friendly Welfare Robotic Systems 4 (4) 13 - 19 2003 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • T Koyama, T Tanaka, K Tanaka, MQ Feng
    2003 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION, VOLS 1-3, PROCEEDINGS 2362 - 2367 1050-4729 2003 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In order to provide quality care for aged and disabled people without causing physical and mental burden to patients and nurses, we have been developing a prototype of a wearable typed robotic system named HARO (Human-Assisting RObot) that is operated by a nurse to amplify his or her physical power. This paper proposes a design method of force control system with consideration of transition of interaction force to a patient during certain nursing motion.
  • T Tanaka, S Hori, R Yamaguchi, MQ Feng, S Moromugi
    RO-MAN 2003: 12TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ROBOT AND HUMAN INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION, PROCEEDINGS 291 - 295 2003 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Recently, many researchers are studying and developing various kinds of man-machine systems. Especially, a wearable robot, such as an exoskeleton power suit, is one of the most remarkable fields. In this field, more accurate and reliable sensing system for detecting human motion intention is strongly required. In most of conventional man-machine systems, torque sensors, tactile pressure sensors and EMG sensors are utilized in a man-machine interface to detect human motion intention. These sensors, however, have some limitations. For example, it is hard to install and secure torque sensors on the joints of a human body. It is not easy to correlate the data from a tactile pressure sensor to the human motion intention. Although the EMG sensor can detect human motion intention, the sensor system is complex and expensive, and suffers from electric noise. We have been developing an innovative sensor suit which, just like a wet suit, can. be conveniently put on by an, operator to detect his or her motion intention by noninvasively monitoring his or her muscle conditions such as the shape, the stiffness and the density. This sensor suit is made of soft and elastic fabrics embedded with arrays of AEMS sensors such as strain gauges, ultrasonic sensors and optical fiber sensors, to measure different kinds of human muscle conditions. In the previous paper, the muscle stiffness sensor for detecting musclar force was developed according to the fact that the muscle gains its stiffness as it is activated Its sperior performance was reported through experiments in which the sensor was applied for the assisting device for the disable. In this paper, the ultrasonic sensor disk is proposed as one of the sensor disks embedding the sensor suit. This sensor is based on an original principle and noninvasively detects activity of specific muscle. It is clear that the square of ultrasonic transmission speed is in proportion to the, elasticity of the object and in inverse proportion to the density. It is estimated that the elasticity and density of the muscle increase or decrease as the muscle is energized. Then, it is hereby expected that the muscular activity is measured by the ultrasonic sensor. In this study, the feasibility of an ultrasonic sensor for detecting muscular force is shown through experiments.
  • KANAMORI Naoki, TANAKA Takayuki, TANAKA Kazuo
    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Series C. 一般社団法人日本機械学会 68 (669) 1467 - 1473 0387-5024 2002/05/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper addresses subjective evaluation for operating feeling in a haptic interface. The NASA-TLX method, which is mental workload index analysis, is employed to investigate operating feeling for various impedance parameters and task parameters. The result shows the existence of three patterns of human operation. The patterns correspond to viscosity-based operation, restoring force-based operation and inertia-based operation, respectively. We verify the existence of three patterns by analyzing force sensor data. Furthermore, the verification of three-pattern classification is also investigated by the semantic differential method and factor analysis.
  • Principle of Stable Running of An Unicycle Robot, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics
    Takayuki Tanaka, Hisanobu Suzuki, Kazuo Tanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 14 (1) 37 - 45 2002/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Takeshi Koyama, Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuo Tanaka, Maria Q. Feng
    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 71 - 76 2002 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In order to provide quality nursing care for bed-bound and disabled people without causing physical and mental stress to both patients and nurses, we have been developing a prototype of a human-assisting robotic system, referred to as HARO (Human-Assisting RObot), which is worn by an operator to amplify his or her power. This paper focuses on the suggestion of new evaluating method about assisting ability of a man-machine system based on muscular character, body mechanics and operator's link model. © 2002 IEEE.
  • Rights to Intellectual Property on R&D Results Conducted at University
    Kazuo Yamafuji, Takayuki Tanaka
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 13 (1) 101 - 106 2001 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • New Biological Real-time Pattern Extraction Emulating Fly's Behavior
    Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuo Yamafuji, Yasunori Yamazaki
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 13 (1) 68 - 73 2001 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • T Koyama, MQ Feng, T Tanaka
    INTEGRATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE INFORMATION AGE 9 227 - 234 2001 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    To provide quality nursing care for bedridden and disabled people without charging physical and mental stress to both patients and helpers, we have developed a prototype of a human-assisting robotic system, referred to as HARO (Human-Assisting RObot), which is worn by a helper to amplify his or her power. This paper suggests how to model and control the mechanical system of HARO that contacts with both an operator and a patient to realize certain care motions by the human-HARO system more safely.
  • Principle of Cat-Turn Motion and Realization of Cat-Turning by a Robot with Vertebrate-Type Backbones Driven by Rubber Actuators
    International Journal of Mechanics and Control 1 (1) 19 - 34 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KOYAMA Takeshi, YAMAFUJI Kazuo, TANAKA Takayuki
    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Series C. 一般社団法人日本機械学会 66 (651) 3679 - 3684 0387-5024 2000/11/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In order to care bed-bound and disabled people without charging both patients and nurses with physical and mental stress, we have developed a robotic prototype of a human-assisting system, called the Human-Assisting RObot (HARO). It is requested that patients enjoy their daily life and cares without giving physical and mental burdens to nursing people. There are two ways to care the patients. One is to conduct the cares by an intelligent robot autonomously, another is to be performed by a human-assisting system. Since we believe it is necessary to combine humman's cognitive capability and robot's power, we have developed a robotic prototype of a human-assisting system as a wearable power assisting system including human's intention, skill and cognition. In this paper, the concepts based on the practical experiences of care, system design, developed robot and the exprimental results are described.
  • Wearable Human Assisting Robot for Nursing Use
    Takeshi Koyama, Maria Q. Feng, Takayuki Tanaka
    Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control 2 (4) 163 - 168 2000 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • H. Z. Yang, K. Yamafuji, T. Tanaka, S. Moromugi
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 16 (8) 582 - 590 0268-3768 2000 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Remarkable advances in robotics and intelligent technology have made unmanned production realizable. Based on the off-line robot concept proposed in our first paper, an offline robot and peripheral devices have been developed for the realization of unmanned production. The developed robot has a power-wheeled steering (PWS) type mobile platform on which a double-arm manipulator is installed. In order to detect and recognize 3D objects, double CCD cameras are mounted on the top of the robot. Two types of robot end-effectors are developed to handle workpieces and conduct trouble shooting actions. A newly developed production trouble simulator is very useful in simulating and resolving production troubles. A virtual pilot plant for production composed of the off-line robot, two on-line robots, a vibrating bowl feeder, a belt conveyor and a production trouble simulator has been constructed and tests for production simulation have been undertaken. In this paper, autonomous navigation of the developed robot in the virtual pilot plant is investigated. Then a search for faulty parts in a parts feeder using the developed real-time image extraction method is carried out.
  • Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuo Yamafuji
    IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) 1 1237 - 1242 2000 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Wc propose new biological real-time pattern extraction method. In order to extract objects from a frame image taken by a camera, many Virtual Flies (VFs) scattered in the CRT display are utilized. An individual VF composed of 3x3 pixels can freely fly in the display. Fundamental object extraction method is to detect objects just like flies sensing foods and swarming around them. Methodology realized by the softcomputing technology and experimental results are described in detail.
  • Improvement of Maneuverability of the Man-Machine System for Wearable Nursing Robots
    Satoki Morishita, Takayuki Tanaka, Kazuo Yamafuji, Naoki Kanamori
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 11 (6) 461 - 467 1999/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, OHWI Junji, YAMAFUJI Kazuo
    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Series C. 一般社団法人日本機械学会 65 (629) 146 - 153 0387-5024 1999/01/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developing an intelligent mobile robot for service use which can be utilized as a "secretary or helper robot" during the day and "security guard or maintenance including floor-cleaning robot" at night in office buildings. When the service robot works or moves autonomously in an enviromnent including human beings, it should be able to recognize its environment on real time. In this paper, new biological object extraction method is developed. In order to extract objects from a frame image taken by a camera, many Virtual Flies (VFs) scattered in the CRT display are utilized. An individual VF composed of 3×3 pixels can freely fly in the display. Fundamental object extraction method is to detect objects just like flies sensing foods and swarming around them. Methodology and experimental results together with its application of Hand-Eye system using a robot manipulator are described in detail.
  • TANAKA Takayuki, YAMAFUJI Kazuo, WATANABE Hiroki, KATAE Takeshi
    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Series C. 一般社団法人日本機械学会 64 (628) 4702 - 4709 0387-5024 1998/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developing an intelligent mobile robot for service use which can be utilized as a "secretary or helper robot" in day time and "security guard or maintenance including floor-cleaning robot" in night in office buildings. Since the service robot works or moves autonomously living together with human being in office environments, it must be able to recognize its absolute position and environment. In this paper, we proposed two types of self positioning method based on a visual sensor. One is the global self positioning (GSP) which is realized by recognition of a room number plate. The another is Iocal self positioning (LSP) in which the position is calculated by the relation between the robot and three lighting landmarks, such as two exit lamps and a fire hydrant lamp in corridors. Experimental results show that proposed methods are very effective in self positioning for the autonomous mobile robot.
  • Unattended Production Based on Cooperation between Offline and Online Robot
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 10 (6) 538 - 541 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Soft computing algorithms for intelligent control of a mobile robot, Part 2: Path planning, navigation and technology operations
    T. Tanaka, J. Ohwi, L.V. Litvintseva, K. Yamafuji, S.V. Ulyanov
    Soft Computing 1 (2) 99 - 106 1997/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Soft computing algorithms for intelligent control of a mobile robot, Part 1: Direct human-robot communications and managing system for cooperative control
    T. Tanaka, J. Ohwi, L.V. Litvintseva, K. Yamafuji, S.V. Ulyanov
    Soft Computing 1 (2) 88 - 98 1997/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, YAMAFUJI Kazuo, TAKAHASHI Hidenori
    Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Series C. 一般社団法人日本機械学会 63 (605) 211 - 218 0387-5024 1997/01/25 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developed an intelligent mobile robot for service use, which can be utilized as a "secretary-or helper-robot" by daytime and "robot for security guard or maintenance including floor cleaning" by night in office buildings. An autonomous locomotion control system of this service robot is organized by four functions, i.e., path planning, recognition of absolute position, locomotion control and learning navigation controller. In this paper, in order to move more appropriately and smoothly in environments including human beings and obstacles, we have examined the learning function by means of fuzzy neural network which tunes up membership functions for fuzzy locomotion control. By this method, the intelligent robot can learn the moving area autonomously. Results obtained by computer simulation show that the proposed method is very useful for autonomous locomotion control of the intelligent robot.
  • Intelligent Control of a Mobile Robot for Service Use in Office Buildings and Its Soft Computing Algorithms
    Takayuki Tanaka, Junji Ohwi, Ludmila V. Litvintseva, Kazuo Yamafuji, Sergei V. Ulyanov
    Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 8 (6) 538 - 554 1996/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • T Tanaka, J Ohwi, LV Litvintseva, K Yamafuji, SV Ulyanov, Kurawaki, I
    IROS '97 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1997 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOT AND SYSTEMS: INNOVATIVE ROBOTICS FOR REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-3 366 - 371 1996 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The structure of hardware and software of Al control system of a mobile robot for service use are described. Hardware of a mobile robot for service use include an autonomous wheel vehicle and a five degree of freedom manipulator. Software of AI control system of a mobile service robot is based on soft computing including fuzzy control rules, fuzzy neural network and genetic algorithms. Intelligent control of cooperative motion between of an autonomous vehicle and a manipulator realize the flexible operations as navigation of a mobile robot in presence of static and dynamic obstacles, the processes Of Opening door in rooms and push button of elevator. New hierarchical structure of AI control system includes direct human-robot communication line based on natural language and cognitive graphics, and generator of virtual reality for simulation of artificial life conditions for mobile service robot. Simulation results and experimental results of navigation and technological operations with manipulator for mobile robot of service use in office building are described.
  • T Tanaka, Y Kojima, J Ohwi, K Yamafuji, SV Ulyanov
    RO-MAN '96 - 5TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ROBOT AND HUMAN COMMUNICATION, PROCEEDINGS 170 - 176 1996 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Since 1992, we have been developing the intelligent mobile robot for service use mainly utilized in office building. It is a Power Wheeled Steering type robot with a 5 degree of freedom (DOF) manipulator. It can move autonomously from one room to the others through different floors and buildings using elevators. In order to achive such operations, the robot must conduct cooperative motions using the locomotive mechanisms and the manipulator. Then it is necessary to develop an intelligent position control system for the cooperative control. In this paper, we explain an intelligent navigation control for by using fuzzy classifier system (FCS), GA and GA in continuous space (GAGS). Simulation and experimental results show that the proposed method is effective for technology operatins of the service robot, as opening door, closing door and pushing elevator button.
  • Intelligent Control of Mobile Robot for Service Use
    International Journal of Software and Systems 3 35 - 43 1996 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • S.V. Ulyanov, K. Yamafuji, K. Miyagawa, T. Tanaka, T. Fukuda
    Proceedings 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Human Robot Interaction and Cooperative Robots 1995/08 [Refereed][Not invited]

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  • 田中 吉史, 田中 孝之, 土谷 圭央  建設機械 / 建設機械編集委員会 編  59-  (6)  51  -60  2023/06
  • 土谷圭央, 三上隼人, 田中孝之, 和田親宗  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  40th-  2022
  • 土谷圭央, 岸村厚志, 日下聖, 田中孝之  地域ケアリング  24-  (9)  2022
  • 土谷圭央, 早坂将太郎, 田中吉史, 田中孝之  産業衛生学雑誌  64-  (1)  2022
  • 藤田亘, 土谷圭央, 吉田道拓, 田中孝之  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  27th-  2022
  • 北川雅基, 田中孝之, 村井昭彦, REN H.  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  53rd-  2021
  • 北川雅基, 田中孝之, 村井昭彦, 村井昭彦  バイオメカニズム学術講演会予稿集  42nd (CD-ROM)-  2021
  • 吉田道拓, 田中孝之, 土谷圭央, 金子勇斗  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  26th (CD-ROM)-  2021
  • 板橋陽子, 島谷康司, 田中孝之  母性衛生  62-  (3)  2021
  • 橋本光太郎, 田中孝之, REN Hongyuan, 村井昭彦, 村井昭彦  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  25th-  2020
  • 村井昭彦, 田中孝之, 栗田雄一, 南澤孝太, 持丸正明  バイオメカニズム学術講演会予稿集  41st-  2020
  • FUJITA Wataru, TSUCHIYA Yoshio, TANAKA Takayuki, YOSHIDA Michihiro  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2020-  (0)  1P2  -F14  2020  

    Low back pain is a serious problem in Japan, so analysis of lumber load is needed. The conventional analysis method is an invasive analysis, and a non-invasive and safe analysis method is required. The purpose of this study is to make a physical model of L4-L5 vertebral body from radiographs and to estimate the lumbar load from the model. Five X-ray images of the upper body angle, standing postures, and backward bending were taken for each subject, and a three-dimensional model of the L4-L5 vertebral body was created. FEM analysis was performed using the model created, and the load acting on the intervertebral disc during the photographed postures ware measured. The results were evaluated for each of the four subjects to measure individual differences. Based on these results, we approached the lumbar load analysis using a physical model, which is the goal of this study.

  • 田中 孝之, 吉田 道拓, 金子 勇斗, 土谷 圭央  産業衛生学雑誌  61-  (5)  243  -243  2019/09  [Refereed][Not invited]
  • スライディングボードを活用したchair sitting positionによる移乗介助方法の検討
    岸村 厚志, 土谷 圭央, 田中 孝之, 佐伯 大輔, 飛田 伊都子  日本作業療法学会抄録集  53回-  PL  -1D06  2019/09  [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中 孝之, 日下 聖, 土谷 圭央, 宮島 沙織, 泉 博之  産業衛生学雑誌  60-  (3)  82  -83  2018/05  [Refereed][Not invited]
  • YOSHIDA Michihiro, TANAKA Takayuki, KUSAKA Takashi, TSUCHIYA Yoshio  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2018-  2P1-L18  2018  [Not refereed]
     
    This research developed assist equipment that changes the tightening force depending on low back burden. The final aim of this research is to develop the control system to tighten optimally. This paper aims to reveal the response of the human body to the tightening. The low back burden is defined as the compression force on the intervertebrae disk. The first half of this paper verifies the effect of the tightening on pelvis. In the verification about the posture of anteflexion, the low back burden decreased in two subjects among three. Also about the motion of lifting up, all of three subjects was reduced the low back burden. In the second half, the influence on joint stiffness by tighteing was shown for four subjects. By the experiment to identify the inpedance, the increase of elasticity on joints was shown about the one of the subjects.
  • TSUCHIYA Yoshio, KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, YOSHIDA Michihiro  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2018-  2P2-M14  2018  [Not refereed]
     
    Anteflexion motion is absolutely necessary when we spend daily life which we carry, snow shoveling, farm work, etc. Because it can be expected to explore the cause of low back pain, it is necessary to measure the lumbar load noninvasively taking lumbosacral alignment and external load into consideration. In this research, we develop a wearable sensor system for estimating the lumbar load.
  • 若生 知宏, 田中 孝之, 島谷 康司, 栗田 雄一, 飯田 忠行  精密工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2018-  (0)  688  -689  2018  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    腹圧性尿失禁は女性の典型的なQOL疾患である.予防には骨盤底筋(PFM)の強化が有効であるが,筋活動に個人差が大きく,それを考慮したトレーニングが望まれる.骨盤アライメントはこの個人差の一因となるため,計測する必要がある.現在はレントゲン計測が主流だが,被爆などの問題がある.本研究では,これを解決するため,歩行動作から骨盤アライメントを推定する方法を提案する.推定の結果,残差を2[deg]程度に抑えることができた.

  • KAWABATA Kuniaki, TANAKA Takayuki, KURITA Yuichi, SHIMA Keisuke, WADA Kazuyoshi  Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers  54-  (1)  1  -1  2018  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 橋本光太郎, 田中孝之, 日下聖  計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門講演会(CD-ROM)  18th-  ROMBUNNO.3D2‐10  2017/12/20  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 宮島沙織, 下山慧, 田中孝之, 泉博之, 宮田なつき  計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門講演会(CD-ROM)  18th-  ROMBUNNO.3D2‐09  2017/12/20  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 秋本晴馬, 土谷圭央, 田中孝之, 日下聖, 今村由芽子  バイオメカニズム学術講演会予稿集  38回-  85  -88  2017/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 日下聖, 岡本仁志, 吉田道拓, 田中孝之  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  35th-  ROMBUNNO.3G1‐01  2017/09/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 若生知宏, 田中孝之, 島谷康司, 土谷圭央  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  35th-  ROMBUNNO.1D2‐03  2017/09/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 宮島沙織, 田中孝之, 泉博之, 宮田なつき, 多田充徳, 持丸正明  産業保健人間工学研究  19-  (Supplement)  39‐42  2017/09/04  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 川瀧翔太郎, 土井暁, 内田茂, FENG Maria Q  建設ロボットシンポジウム論文集(CD-ROM)  17th-  ROMBUNNO.O4‐5  2017/08/28  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 高橋秀行, 田丸修, 土谷圭央, 田中孝之  日本水産工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2017-  172‐175  2017/05/27  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 吉田道拓, 土谷圭央, 田中孝之, 日下聖  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2017-  ROMBUNNO.2P2‐K02  -K02  2017/05/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    In recent years, the necessity of measuring the physical stress is increasing. The reaction force that the legs receive from the floor is useful information for estimating the physical stress. But measurement equipment for reaction force cannot be carried in most cases. It is difficult to measure at the environment that human act. Furthermore, that equipment is expensive, and measurement involves several constraints. We prototype a sensor which is low cost and can measure the reaction force even in any environment.

  • 相津琢磨, 橋本光太郎, 日下聖, 田中孝之  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2017-  ROMBUNNO.1P1‐L11  -L11  2017/05/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    In recently years, aging society with fewer children are major problem, and it is required that the elderly are independent in order to enhance the quality of life. There are many researches on walking assist suit from this background. Walking is exercise including not only lower body but also upper body movement, but most of these are suits to assist the lower body. Therefore, the purpose of study is to develop walking assist suit focusing on trunk rotation. The control method adopted periodic input control which is effective for periodic motion. And, the Hybrid oscillator is extended,it is possible to change the motion in case of rotating direction switching. In this paper, we describe the design method of the trunk rotation assist device, confirm system effect from experiment. As the result, this system need to consider left and right legs.

  • 土谷圭央, 日下聖, 田中孝之, 松尾祥和, 小田まこと, 笹木工, 神島保, 山中正紀  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2017-  ROMBUNNO.2P2‐J06  -J06  2017/05/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    Anteflexion motion is absolutely necessary when we spend daily life which we carry, snow shoveling, farm work, etc. This study aims to develop of wearable sensor system, and propose an estimation method of lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load caused by changes in posture. Lumbar motion have anteflexion,rotation motion and lateral bending. However, it thing don't know that relationship between the upper body attitude angle and the attitude angle of the vertebral body in rotation motion and lateral bending. We construct that estimation method of rotation angle and lateral bending angle in the vertebral body.

  • 相津琢磨, 日下聖, 田中孝之  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  22nd-  271‐272  2017/03/15  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之  日本AEM学会誌  25-  (1)  17‐23  2017/03/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KAJIWARA Hidekazu  ROBOMECH Journal (Web)  4-  (Jan)  4:2 (WEB ONLY)  2017/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 四元数相補フィルタを用いた複数種センサによる腰部表皮形状の3次元計測
    日下 聖, 土谷 圭央, 田中 孝之  バイオメカニズム学術講演会予稿集  37回-  157  -160  2016/11  [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 泉 博之, 田中 孝之  産業保健人間工学研究 = Journal of ergonomics in occupational safety and health  18-  22  -24  2016/09
  • 田中孝之  配管技術  58-  (6)  72  -76  2016/05/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 橋本光太郎, 田中孝之, 相津琢磨, 日下聖  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  21st-  117  -122  2016/03/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 相津琢磨, 田中孝之, 橋本光太郎, 日下聖  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  21st-  476  -481  2016/03/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 宮島沙織, 田中孝之, 宮田なつき, 多田充徳, 持丸正明  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  21st-  350  -355  2016/03/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 宮島沙織, 泉博之  電気学会制御研究会資料  CT-16-  (6-16)  23  -24  2016/01/23  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 日下聖, 土谷圭央, 田中孝之, 松尾祥和  電気学会制御研究会資料  CT-16-  (6-16)  33  -34  2016/01/23  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TSUCHIYA Yoshio, KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, MATSUO Yoshikazu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2016-  1P1-12b2  2016  [Not refereed]
     
    This study aims to develop of wearable sensor system, and propose an estimation method of lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load caused by changes in posture. Need to use the hand load for lumbar load estimation. Therefore, the hand load estimation method is developed by using muscle hardness sensor. By using this method, the hand load can be estimated with enough accuracy.
  • KURITA Yuichi, KOIKE Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, TSUJI Toshio  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2016-  (0)  1A1  -02b4  2016  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     

    We have developed the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS) and revealed that the SEnS can unload the load of one's upper limb and then improve the force perception capability. In this study, we develop a new version of SEnS for a laparoscopic surgery. The SEnS for the laparoscopic surgery was designed to unload the muscle effort around one's shoulder, and it also helps to maintain the appropriate posture for the surgery. We measured smoothness of motions during forceps manipulations when wearing the SEnS. The experimental results show that the SEnS can improve the smoothness of motions.

  • 青山慎一郎, 田中孝之  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  48th-  53  -56  2016  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 川瀧翔太郎, 田中孝之, 土井暁, 内田茂, FENG Maria Q  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  48th-  79  -80  2016  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中野直樹, 田中孝之, 野村英史, 神山慶人, 渡部靖之  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  48th-  57  -60  2016  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 土谷圭央, 日下聖, 田中孝之, 松尾祥和, 小田まこと, 笹木工, 神島保, 山中正紀  計測自動制御学会システム・情報部門学術講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2015-  ROMBUNNO.SS18-5(O1-2)  2015/11/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 栗田雄一, 佐藤純平, 辻敏夫, 田中孝之, 篠原稔  計測自動制御学会システム・情報部門学術講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2015-  ROMBUNNO.SS13-1  2015/11/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 宮島沙織, 今村由芽子  建設ロボットシンポジウム論文集(CD-ROM)  15th-  ROMBUNNO.P2-15  2015/09/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 中野直樹, 野村英史, 神山慶人  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  33rd-  ROMBUNNO.2C1-04  2015/09/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 栗田雄一, 小池祐輝, 田中孝之, 辻敏夫  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  33rd-  ROMBUNNO.2A2-04  2015/09/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 日下聖, 田中孝之  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  33rd-  ROMBUNNO.1I3-08  2015/09/03  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI  福祉介護テクノプラス  8-  (6)  10  -13  2015/06/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 高橋秀行, 田中孝之, 今村由芽子, 前田大輔, 吉成哲, 江森浩司, 鈴木善人  日本水産工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2015-  117  -118  2015/05/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI HIDEYUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, IMAMURA YUMEKO, MAEDA DAISUKE, YOSHINARI SATOSHI, EMORI HIROSHI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO  日本水産工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2015-  113  -116  2015/05/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, KAWAMURA Takashi, OHTAKE Hiroshi, KOYAMA Takeshi, MURAKAMI Hiroki  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2015-  "2A1  -N06(1)"-"2A1-N06(3)"  2015/05/17  
    This paper describes the robot contest produce competition and its purpose on creativity education. In this competition, participants plan an original robot contest for children including the rule book, the field, the robots for demonstration and the promotion video. Then, they present the robot contest as the trial management. This competition aims to promote their creativity, especially the problem-raising ability and the problem segmentation ability, and presentation ability too. The robot contest produce competition 2014 is also reported as an embodiment.
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KAJIWARA Hidekazu  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2015-  "1A1  -K02(1)"-"1A1-K02(4)"  2015/05/17  
    The paper proposes a technique to create a low-cost approximate function for calculation of a large-cost functions in embedded systems. The fast-calculations of arctangent(atan2), sine and cosine functions were developed as its application. The developed atan2 function is 20x faster and 1/3 RAM usage than the standard math library.
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, KUSAKA Takashi, TSUCHIYA Yoshio  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2015-  "1P1  -X05(1)"-"1P1-X05(2)"  2015/05/17  
    In this study, we propose an estimation model of the lumbar load which is a factor of lumbar disorders. Proposed method uses musculoskeletal model that has elastic elements between the vertebral bodies, and simulates the intervertebral disk pressure and the displacement of the vertebral bodies simultaneously. This paper reports on the comparison with the experimental value of the displacement of the vertebral body in static conditions.
  • MIYAJIMA Saori, TANAKA Takayuki, IMAMURA Yumeko, KUSAKA Takashi  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2015-  "1P1  -W05(1)"-"1P1-W05(3)"  2015/05/17  
    This research aims to estimate effect of assist device in real work field. First, Human motion is measured by 6-axis motion tracking devise that combines a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope placed on shank, thigh and back. Next, lumbar joint torque and assisting effect of Smart Suit Lite in the motion are estimated by interactive musculoskeletal simulation. Conventional method to estimate joint torque is using full body motion data measured by optical motion capturing system. But in this research, joint torque can be estimated by only 3 angles of links which is body, thigh and lower leg. Usability of proposal method is verified by the field experiment. As the result of the experiment, workload was evaluated and assistive effect of Smart Suit Lite was estimated by measured motion.
  • Tsuchiya Yoshio, KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, MATSUO Yoshikazu, ODA Makoto, SASAKI Tsukasa, KAMISIMA Tamotsu, YAMANAKA Masanori  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2015-  "1P1  -X04(1)"-"1P1-X04(4)"  2015/05/17  
    This study is aimed to developed of wearable sensor system, and propose an estimation method of lumbosacral alignment and lumbar load caused by changes in posture. Obtains the lumbosacral size from the X-ray image, the lumbosacral size calibration method is developed using the body surface area and height. Using these method, and confirm lumbosacral alignment estimation accuracy and the lumbar load estimation accuracy.
  • 若杉素秋, 田中孝之, 堂前幸康  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2015-  2015
  • TANAKA Takayuki  The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan  2015-  (0)  _F113002  -1-_F113002-5  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    KEIROKA[○!R] assistive system is assistive technology which can reduce fatigue or load of human workers and also can keep their physical performance. In this paper, the author describes the concept of KEIROKA assistive system and Smart Suit [○!R] as a concrete example of KEIROKA system. The assistive mechanism of Smart Suit and its design based on information and robot technology (IRT), biomechanics and ergonomics will be mentioned. Usage examples of Smart Suit will be also shown. The application of IRT on KEIROKA assistive system and its future prospects will be remarked.
  • AOYAMA Shin'ichiro, TANAKA Takayuki  The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan  2015-  (0)  _G1500303  --_G1500303-  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Today in construction work, some workers have to do looking-upward works. Looking-upward work for many hours and many times make fatigue on their neck. In addition, the fatigue also affects the daily life as well as work. Therefore we develop neck-supporter for looking-upward work to reduce fatigue. In the conventional research, the fatigue on neck is reduces 40% by wearing neck-supporter. Current research issue is that assist effect is different from the physique of the neck-supporter's wearer. To solve this problem, we design 4 links statics model to assist their neck ideally considering wearer's physique. As a result of verification of position validity, this model was able to correctly estimate back of the head position. We simulated the assist ratio by using 3-pattern initial attitude degrees. The result was that initial attitude degrees greatly affect assist ratio. Future tasks are looking-upward work experiment to wear neck-supporter and compare the result of experiment to the simulation.
  • NAKANO Naoki, TANAKA Takayui, IMAMURA Yumeko, NOMURA Hidefumi, IMAI Shigeru, KAMIYAMA Yoshito, WASEDA Shinpei  The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan  2015-  (0)  _G1500302  --_G1500302-  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Astronauts are using huge special machines in order to maintain physical function under the zero-gravity. This research aims to develop the wearable training device to do muscle training under the zero-gravity instead of them. First, we designed motor-unit system and its sensing device to control. Next, we developed Semi-Active Load Control Mechanism to use a PD feedback control method with this device at a constant force. We made an experiment to evaluate the control method, that the force point was moved by hand at a constant speed. But the output force had an unstable vibration component because of discontinuous law and human control. So we designed FIR digital filter and new control method to reduce unstable vibration. By using these methods, we showed the effectiveness through the evaluation experiment.
  • 野村英史, 神山慶人, 田中孝之, 中野直樹  宇宙科学技術連合講演会講演集(CD-ROM)  59th-  ROMBUNNO.2E14  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYAJIMA SAORI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, IMAMURA YUMEKO, KUSAKA TAKASHI, WAKASUGI MOTOAKI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  47th-  1  -2  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • WAKASUGI MOTOAKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, DOMAE YUKIYASU  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  47th-  11  -14  2015  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this research, the way to support to design automated production line by making a correlation between human working and robot's based on analyzing of human motion was developed. It was seen assembling works as the combination of simple motions of work. The motion of work was became segmented by measuring acceleration and angular speed data and acknowledging motions of simple works and transient states them by using Support Vector Machine(SVM).The working within segmented motions was extracted by using Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) and made correlation between human workings and robot's functions. By the medium of them, the basis of the system to derive robot's features for automated production line was developed.
  • 土谷圭央, 田中孝之, 日下聖, 松尾祥和  産業保健人間工学研究  16-  (0)  68  -71  2014/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 今村由芽子, 宮島沙織, 泉博之  産業保健人間工学研究  16-  (0)  15  -18  2014/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SATO JUMPEI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SHINOHARA MINORU, TSUJI TOSHIO, KURITA YUICHI  日本バーチャルリアリティ学会大会論文集(CD-ROM)  19th-  ROMBUNNO.12D-3  2014/09/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • AYUSAWA KO, YOSHIDA EIICHI, IMAMURA YUMEKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  32nd-  ROMBUNNO.1A3-03  2014/09/04  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KURITA YUICHI, SATO JUNHEI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SHINOHARA MINORU, TSUJI TOSHIO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  32nd-  ROMBUNNO.2Q2-04  2014/09/04  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • AOYAMA SHIN'ICHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  建設ロボットシンポジウム論文集(CD-ROM)  14th-  287  -292  2014/08/28  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI HIDEYUKI, WATANABE KAZUTOSHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, NAKAJIMA YASUNARI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO  日本水産工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2014-  165  -166  2014/05/31  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI HIDEYUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, NAKAJIMA YASUNARI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO  日本水産工学会学術講演会講演論文集  2014-  167  -168  2014/05/31  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • NARA Hiroyuki, Tanaka Takayuki, Kusaka Takashi, Tamai Nobuyuki, Wakasugi Motoaki, Yamagishi Takayuki, OGURA Shotaro  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "2A2  -F08(1)"-"2A2-F08(3)"  2014/05/24  
    Our purpose in this study is to achieve an independent life and a social involvement for the elderly using KEIROKA Technology(fatigue-reduction) which makes it possible to improve the quality of chores and occupations by removing excessive strain and tiredness. The authors have developed power assist suits named "smart suit". The authors have evaluated the effect that the purpose of dairy work assistance, to measure EMG of the worker, compared to the potential of the surface of the non-wearing and wearing "smart suit".
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, YOSHIDA Eiichi  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "3A1  -S05(1)"-"3A1-S05(2)"  2014/05/24  
    We are developing a passive power assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite. Smart Suit Lite reduces lumbar load by utilizing the elastic force of elastic belts. In this research, we performed basic experiment that evaluates effect of reduction in joint torque by using humanoid robot HRP-4C. The humanoid robot has high reproducibility of the motion, and its joint torques are able to be measured easily. In the result of the experiment, we observed a clear decrease of the lumbar torque when wearing the device during lifting motion. Furthermore, because the correlation were found between the decrement of torque, assist force and joint angle, it was confirmed that the assist mechanism of Smart Suit Lite are realized as designed in terms of joint torques.
  • TSUCHIYA Yoshio, Matsuo Yoshikazu, TANAKA Takayuki  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "3A1  -S03(1)"-"3A1-S03(4)"  2014/05/24  
    Anteflexion motion is absolutely necessary when we spend daily life which we carry, snow shoveling, farm work, etc. However, many people have lumbar pain because of anteflexion motion that causes a lumbar disk burden due to changing lumbar shape. For this reason, purpose of this study is make a motion measuring system that can estimate lumbar shape from measuring lumbar skin shape which is change when lumbar shape is change.
  • NAKANO Naoki, TANAKA Takayuki, IMAMURA Yumeko, KAWADA Kenichi, IMAI Shigeru, NOMURA Hidefumi, YAMAMURA Yuhei  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "3A1  -S02(1)"-"3A1-S02(3)"  2014/05/24  
    Astronauts are struggling against decrease of physical function, such as muscle atrophy because of long space flight and its weightlessness. Thus today, they are using huge special machines in order to maintain physical function.This research aims to develop wearable training device to do muscle training under the zero-gravity. First, we measured Electromyograph and analysed the muscle activities during conventional barbell training.Next, we developed a simulation model to estimate the muscle activity level which varies with both motion position and and weight load. Using this model, we propose Semi-Active Load Control Mechanism, that enables to give similar training effect to conventional barbell training.
  • LAI Zhantao, TANAKA Takayuki, SAMPEI Yuki  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "3P2  -E06(1)"-"3P2-E06(3)"  2014/05/24  
    This paper introduces a handy haptic device which informs users about analog information by different vibration. Human's subjective recognition to same stimulus varies from different external condition, so vibration alert interface is effective for information calibration by pulsing different vibration signals. Above all, the author explains the main function, internal components and working environment of Vibration Alert Interface. After, the author supposes a mathematical model to describe relationship between vibrotactile perception and interval period according to associated equations. Then author conducts a series of experiments and verify those assumptions and discover some other property of effective elements of interval period.
  • TANAKA Takayuki, KAWAMURA Takashi, OHTAKE Hiroshi  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2014-  "1P1  -R06(1)"-"1P1-R06(3)"  2014/05/24  
    This paper describes the robot contest produce competition and its purpose on creativity education. In this competition, participants plan an original robot contest for children including the rule book, the field, the robots for demonstration and the promotion video. Then, they present the robot contest as the trial management. This competition aims to promote their creativity, especially the problem-raising ability and the problem segmentation ability, and presentation ability too. The robot contest produce competition 2013 is also reported as an embodiment.
  • SHIBUKAWA FUMIYA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  19th-  245  -250  2014/03/13  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IMAMURA YUMEKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, TAKIZAWA KAZUKI, YAMANAKA MASANORI  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  19th-  134  -139  2014/03/13  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSAKA TAKASHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, KAJIWARA HIDEKAZU  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  19th-  239  -244  2014/03/13  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI  地域ケアリング  16-  (1)  52  -55  2014/01/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, IMAMURA Yumeko, YOSHINARI Satoshi, TAKAHASHI Hideyuki  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2014-  (0)  _3A1  -S04_1-_3A1-S04_3  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes an innovative passive element for assistive device and its application. S-FRP is an elastic composite consisting of FRP and rubber. S-FRP provides restoring force in 3 dimension. A prototype of S-FRP and its basic characteristics are shown. Moreover, a prototype of KEIROKA-assistive suit using S-FRP for supporting back bend motion is developed. The authors show experimental results that the prototype suit can reduce 20% of muscular activations in back bending and stretching motions.
  • SATO Jumpei, TANAKA Takayuki, SHINOHARA Minoru, TSUJI Toshio, KURITA Yuichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2014-  (0)  _3P1  -H05_1-_3P1-H05_3  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we examined (1) weight discrimination capability of human subjects with different muscle load, and (2) sensorimotor capability of human subjects when using a muscle assistive equipment. According to previous studies, humans can sense the intensity of external stimulus more accurately when voluntary muscle activation is less. We developed a three-dimensional musculoskeletal model based on an upper extremity model, and calculated the muscle activity required to keep a posture. We also conducted human experiments and revealed that the weight discrimination capability improves as voluntary muscle activation is less. Based on the experimental results, we developed a muscle assistive equipment that unloads the weight of one's upper limb and evaluated the improvement in the sensorimotor capability when using the equipment. The results show that assisting the muscle load is effective to improve the sensorimotor performance.
  • YOSHIFUJI TAKUTO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KUSAKA KIYOSHI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  147  -151  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SAMPEI YUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, MORI YUKI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  87  -90  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • AOYAMA SHIN'ICHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  41  -44  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SUZUKI SHIN'ICHI, TADA TATSUMI, MITAMURA TOMOYUKI, URAIKE TAKAFUMI, OMURA ISAO, SHIRAHATA MASAKI, UCHIDA TETSUSHI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KUWABARA JUN'ICHI, TAKAMATSU MASASHI  北海道立総合研究機構工業試験場報告  (313)  1  -11  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OMURA ISAO, MITAMURA TOMOYUKI, URAIKE TAKAFUMI, SUZUKI SHIN'ICHI, TADA TATSUMI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  109  -110  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SHIBUKAWA FUMIYA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  133  -136  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI KOSUKE, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, NARA HIROYUKI, IMAMURA YUMEKO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, YOSHIDA EIICHI  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  46th-  29  -32  2014  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, SUZUKI Yoshihito, TAKIZAWA Kazuki, YAMANAKA Masanori  IEICE technical report. Welfare Information technology  113-  (195)  11  -14  2013/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing a compact and lightweight power assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite that utilizes elastic force of elastic belts. It has not only effect of supporting muscles but also effect of stabilizing torso in the similar way as a corset. It is said that the corset increases stiffness of trunk and decrease intradiscal pressure by applying pressure around the pelvis. However this effect is difficult to measure directly and has not utilized actively for power-assist devices. Therefore, this study aims to construct a mechanical model of the trunk stabilizing effect. In this paper, we describe basic experiments evaluating improvement of postural stability by lumbar tightening force.
  • YOSHIFUJI Takuto, TANAKA Takayuki, KUSAKA Takashi  IEICE technical report. Welfare Information technology  113-  (195)  21  -26  2013/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes a skill assist effect for motion of Multi Frequency Component by using an energy control method and semi-active assist mechanism. We have developed the semi-active assist mechanism as a soft and flexible power assist device. This mechanism is constituted by an elastomer and actuator. The assist force is controlled by actuator. Previous study, skill assist by using periodical input control has motion correction effect for motion by a single frequency. In this study, we propose a method that extends the periodical input control for periodic motion with multiple frequency components. We verified the effect of Skill-Assist considering the multiple frequency components of human motion.
  • TANAKA Takayuki  IEICE technical report. Welfare Information technology  113-  (195)  37  -39  2013/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    KEIROKA[○!R] assistive system is assistive technology which can reduce fatigue or load of human workers and also can keep their physical performance. In this special talk, the author will talk the concept of KEIROKA assistive system and Smart Suit[○!R] as a concrete example of KEIROKA system. The application of information and robot technology on KEIROKA system and its future prospects will be remarked.
  • WAKASUGI Motoaki, TANAKA Takayuki, NARA Hiroyuki, KUSAKA Takashi, KANEKO Shun'ichi  IEICE technical report. Welfare Information technology  113-  (195)  77  -81  2013/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Optimizing assistive force of Smart Suit has depended on waist joint angle measured by exibl electrogoniometer. But, this measuring method can not know exactly how human works with Smart Suit. Then, a measurement of human motion by measuring waist, knee and ankle joint angle with use of acceleration and gyro sensor is suggested. In addition, a measurement of human motion with new link model of human's joint is suggested based on spinal joint.
  • NARA Hiroyuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KUSAKA Takashi, WAKASUGI Motoaki, YAMAGISHI Takayuki, OGURA Shotaroh  IEICE technical report. Welfare Information technology  113-  (195)  83  -84  2013/08/22  
    Our purpose in this study is to achieve an independent life and a social involvement for the elderly using KEIROKA Technology(fatigue-reduction) which makes it possible to improve the quality of chores and occupations by removing excessive strain and tiredness. The authors have developed power assist suits named "smart suit". The authors have evaluated the effect that the purpose of dairy work assistance, to measure EMG of the worker, compared to the potential of the surface of the non-wearing and wearing "smart suit".
  • NARA Hiroyuki, Tanaka Takayuki, Kusaka Takashi, Yamagishi Takayuki, OGURA Shotaro  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2013-  "2P1  -C07(1)"-"2P1-C07(2)"  2013/05/22  
    Our purpose in this study is to achieve an independent life and a social involvement for the elderly using KEIROKA Technology(fatigue-reduction) which makes it possible to improve the quality of chores and occupations by removing excessive strain and tiredness. The authors have developed power assist suits named "smart suit". The authors have evaluated the effect that the purpose of dairy work assistance, to measure EMG of the worker, compared to the potential of the surface of the non-wearing and wearing "smart suit".
  • Shibukawa Fumiya, Takai Hisamitsu, Matumoto Tokuko, Imamura Yumeko, Tanaka Takayuki, Suzuki Yoshito  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2013-  "1P1  -R12(1)"-"1P1-R12(3)"  2013/05/22  
    KEIROKA technology to reduce workers fatigues have been proposed. Denmark is one of the best welfare countries. The investigations were conducted to obtain the impressions to "Smart Suit Lite for care givers" from the worker in Denmark. This report shows the results of interviews and questionnaires at hospital, research institute and welfare center. In this investigation, existence of care workers who has back pain in Denmark is confirmed. The needs of prevention to the back pain and KEIROKA technology are also found in Denmark care work field.
  • NODA YOSHIKI, TAKAHASHI SATORU, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KAWABATA KUNIAKI  電気学会次世代産業システム研究会資料  IIS-13-  (7-22)  27  -32  2013/03/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshida Eiichi, Miura Kanako, Kobayashi Yoshiyuki, Endo Yui, Kanehiro Fumio, Homma Keiko, Kajitani Isamu, Matsumoto Yoshio, Tanaka Takayuki  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _2P1  -A05_1-_2P1-A05_4  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We presented a new application of humanoid robots as an evaluator of assistive devices, to reduce the burden of tests with human subjects. Taking the supportive wear "Smart Suit" designed to relieve the load at lower back as an example, we have conducted pilot experiments by using the humanoid robot HRP-4C. We showed the basic feasibility of this application as we observed a clear decrease of the torque at the torso joint with the wear.
  • YOSHINARI Satoshi, TANAKA Takayuki, TAKIZAWA Kazuki, NARA Hiroyuki, SUZUKI Yoshihito, MAEDA Daisuke, NAKAJIMA Yasuhiro, Kuwano Kouki  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _1P1  -G02_1-_1P1-G02_2  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Many assistive technologies to reduce work load have been proposed. However, the effects of these technologies are not sufficiently verified from a long-term standpoint. In this study, we tried to evaluate the influence of long-term farm work using a passive power assist suit on the physical function by daily measurement of physical fitness.
  • SAMPEI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, MORI Yuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _1A2  -E03_1-_1A2-E03_3  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We've developed a vibration alert interface (VAI), provides some information through changing its vibration pattern. In our previous studies, we designed the VAI and its vibration pattern to provide analog-like information to users such as distance to obstacles. To recognize the precise information, users need to perceive the vibration pattern correctly. However, various disturbances often impede it. We thought that the change of movement speed would have affected the recognition of the depth perception via the vibratory stimulation. In this paper, we experimentally show the relationship between the vibration sense and the depth perception. Further, we'll propose a vibration presentation model for mainly drivers in order to correct the perception gap due to the application and the surroundings of the VAI. We'll evaluate the proposed model through carrying out the experiments.
  • TAKAHASHI Kosuke, TANAKA Takayuki, NARA Hiroyuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YOSHIDA Eiichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _2A1  -H05_1-_2A1-H05_4  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In Japan which low birthrate and aging goes ahead through, technology is needed for facilitating the activities of elderly persons as well as their caregivers. Wearable assist devices, such as the Smart Suit Lite (SSL), are effective for this purpose. It is important to evaluate such devices from not only physical, but also from psychophysical perspectives. Experiments involving lifting a heavy object with and without SSL were conducted, and SSL was evaluated psychophysically. The muscle activity was measured by surface electromyography. The psychophysiological evaluation was conducted by using the Visual Analogue Scale. The reductions in load of 22.01% for muscles and 19.74% for the sense of lumbar load were confirmed. This report proposes the human load sense model based on the sense of weight and the amount of muscular activation. This model is expected to find application in humanoid robots for robust evaluation of power assist devices.
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, NARA Hiroyuki, SUZUKI Yoshihito, TAKIZAWA Kazuki, YAMANAKA Masanori  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _2P1  -C03_1-_2P1-C03_4  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A passive power-assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite, which is a compact and lightweight power-assist device that utilizes the restoring force of elastic belts, has been developed. The design method to optimize the Smart Suit Lite for particular motions has been constructed. It uses the musculoskeletal dynamics simulator and an extended musculoskeletal model which has skin segments for analyzing assist force. In this paper, two basic experiments were performed to evaluate the postural stabilities for constructing a mechanical model of the trunk stabilization effect of the Smart Suit Lite. As a result of the experiments, it is confirmed that the standard deviation of the lumbar angle decreased by 32.1% on average in wearers with low stability.
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, KAJIWARA Hidekazu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2013-  (0)  _2A1  -F08_1-_2A1-F08_4  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developed semi-active assist mechanisms and their control method. The semi-active assist mechanism uses the restoring force of elastic materials as an assist force, and the mechanism can control the restoring force by adjusting the equilibrium point of the elastic materials by using an actuator. The control method for sinusoidal motions were developed for power assist and skill assist in previous study. The power assist means to decrease operator's load, and the skill assist means to correct operator's motion. The method was realized both assist by only using the phase difference of forces between the operator and the assist device. In this paper, we analysed the effects of the phase difference for the power assist and the skill assist from viewpoint of impedance control.
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAGISHI TAKAYUKI, NARA HIROYUKI, YOSHINARI SATOSHI, TAKIZAWA KAZUKI, YAMANAKA MASANORI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SHIMIZU SHUNJI  生活生命支援医療福祉工学系学会連合大会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2013-  ROMBUNNO.SP2-1-5  -4  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • O TENKO, MATSUSHITA AKIHIKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, FUKUDA YOSHIO, FENG M. Q  画像センシングシンポジウム講演論文集(CD-ROM)  19th-  ROMBUNNO.IS3-17  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • O TENKO, FUKUDA YOSHIO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, MATSUSHITA AKIHIKO, FENG M.Q  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2013-  ROMBUNNO.IS2-D8  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, SAITO Munenobu, SUZUKI Yoshihito  The Proceedings of the Symposium on sports and human dynamics  2013-  (0)  _140  -1_-_140-6_  2013  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The authors have developed the smart suit and the smart suit lite as an assist suit for fatigue reduction. The smart suit has elastic materials and actuators. The elastic materials are sources of assisting force and the actuator can control the assist force by adjusting the length of the elastic materials. On the other hand, the smart suit lite has only elastic materials like supporters. In this study, we apply the smart suit and the smart suit lite to racehorse trainers because their work accompanied by a large burden. In the results, we confirmed large effect of fatigue reduction through field experiments.
  • TANAKA Takayuki  JRSJ  30-  (10)  1048  -1049  2012/12/15
  • 松本浩輔, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 奈良博之, 吉成哲, 前田大輔, 鈴木善人  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  44th-  102  -103  2012  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SAMPEI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, MORI Yuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2012-  (0)  _1A1  -E02_1-_1A1-E02_4  2012  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This research has developed the User Interface, called Vibration Alert Interface (VAI), which presents information by the difference in the frequencies of vibration. Much of conventional vibration presentation equipment warned the user by on and off change of vibration, however, VAI is to change a frequency of shown vibration, and its degree as well as warning of just danger can be even shown. But actually, it's studied that the vibration sensing ability isn't fixed because of disturbance, for example, the user's state. To reduce these influence, a system with reproducibility is requested, therefore it has been studied variously so far. Accordingly, this paper contrived the method to suppress dispersion of vibration sensation from the different angle, presentation method of vibration. It's stated that the experiment, which investigates reproducibility of vibration sensation, was made using the Relative Vibration Sense Presentation Method, and that this presentation method improved repeatability.
  • MORI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2012-  (0)  _1A1  -M05_1-_1A1-M05_3  2012  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes change in vibratory perception due to an adaptation, its modeling and correction method. Vibration alert interface is a vibration display device which conveys information such as distance and degree of risk using difference of vibration frequency and temporal pattern. In the vibration alert interface, user needs to perceive the vibratory frequency correctly, however vibration perception after the change was changed by the frequency before the change when the vibration frequency changes. To correct this change in vibratory perception, vibration perception model was constructed. It was able to correct the change in vibratory perception due to the adaptation using correction frequency calculated by proposed adaptation model.
  • TAKAHASHI Kosuke, TANAKA Takayuki, NARA Hiroyuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, KOJIMA Satoru, INOUE Masao  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2012-  (0)  _2A2  -C05_1-_2A2-C05_4  2012  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    To evaluate KEIROKA technology by the brain activity, investigation of cerebral blood flow due to brain activity is conducted by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). However, it is difficult to measure the brain activity using fNIRS during exercise because cerebral blood flow changes due to head motion not to neural activity. The head motion component is an obstacle to measure the brain activity. This research tried to estimate the head motion component by using 3D Motion Capture. And the head motion component was estimated by the pitch angle. The author also tried to subtract the head motion component from fNIRS data during exercise. The way to remove will be shown.
  • 葡萄園除草に向けた車両型移動ロボットの軌道制御手法
    野田祥希, 髙橋悟, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  数理科学会論文集  2011/10  [Refereed][Not invited]
  • 葡萄園雑草除去のための車両型ロボット制御手法
    野田祥希, 髙橋悟, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  平成23年度電気学会産業応用部門大会講演論文集  2011/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 車両型除草ロボットのためのナビゲーション手法
    野田祥希, 髙橋悟, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  第30回数理科学講演会講演論文集  pp. 81-82  2011/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松本浩輔, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 奈良博之, 吉成哲, 前田大輔, 鈴木善人  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  43rd-  63  -64  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 吉成哲, 瀧澤一騎, 奈良博之, 鈴木善人  生活生命支援医療福祉工学系学会連合大会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2011-  ROMBUNNO.162  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 奈良博之, 田中孝之, 今村由芽子, 吉成哲, 中島康博, 金子俊一  生活生命支援医療福祉工学系学会連合大会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2011-  ROMBUNNO.219  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YAMANAKA Masanori, TAKIZAWA Kazuki, HOTTA Daisuke  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2011-  (0)  _2A1  -E07_1-_2A1-E07_4  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing a passive power assist supporter "Smart Suit Light". The smart suit light is a compact and lightweight power assist device utilizing elastomeric force of elastic materials. We constructed Motion-based-assist method to design the smart suit light for particular motions. Moreover, we developed an extended musculoskeletal model which has skin segments for analyzing assist force. In this paper, we deal with care motions as target movement. From three-dimensional motion data and the extended musculoskeletal model, we analyzed human muscle forces and assist forces. Then we designed arrangement and property of the elastic materials based on Motion-based-assist method. Furthermore, its assist effect was verified by basic experiments.
  • HOSHINA Hiroki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, NARA Hiroyuki  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2011-  (0)  _2P2  -O05_1-_2P2-O05_4  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A lot of person has lumbar pain, and in addition to that, a lot of operation that have heavy burden with bend forward exists when daily life and specifically working. Then, we pay attention to lumbar burden when various work was done, and made the system that estimate lumbar burden in present study.
  • YOSHINARI Satoshi, TANAKA Takayuki, TAKIZAWA Kazuki, NARA Hiroyuki, SUZUKI Yoshihito, NAKAJIMA Yasuhiro  The Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Congress, Japan  2011-  (0)  _J102053  -1-_J102053-2  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Snow shoveling is generally considered to be undesirable type of exercise from the reasons of requirement of higher cardiovascular function. The upper body takes the deep flexion posture by the snow-lifting work, and load concentrates on a spinal column and the back. To overcome the posture load, a modified handle was designed. This handle has S-shape curvature to allow a person to assume an upright standing posture while snow shoveling. In this way, various techniques for labor assistance are suggested, but the evaluation is not performed very much when they use it continuously. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the relationships between change of the stamina and physical strength such as muscular strength or the power from the comparison of shovel handle shape. The physical strength of the subjects was measured before and after intervention of the 6-week daily snow-shoveling work and performed a multiple regression analysis, but the handle shape did not affect the result.
  • 石上大祐, 髙橋悟, 高須賀直一, 田中孝之  第53回自動制御連合講演会論文集  pp. 1073-1074  2010/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之  映像情報Medical  42-  (8)  734-739,674  -733  2010/07  [Not refereed][Invited]
  • Rosendo Andre, Nakano Motoki, Tanaka Takayuki, Kaneko Shun'ichi  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2010-  "1A1  -F25(1)"-"1A1-F25(4)"  2010  
    The purpose of this work is to design a system capable of easily lifting heavy weights through a direct interface between the user and the system itself, receiving signals from the user and using a low-powered actuator connected to a spring to amplify its power, defining the so called Semi-active system. Varying the system weight from 5 to 15 kg it's possible to observe the system's behavior during the Visual Tracking Experiment through different assisting ratios. Simulations are performed using as input a sinusoidal force from the user and results are obtained, effectively reducing the user's fatigue and respecting the actuators limitation using the proposed control method. In the future, this kind of Power Assisting System can be remotely implanted in suits to effectively aid nurses, firefighters, industrial workers and also space missions.
  • IGAWA Hisashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TADA Tatsumi, SUZUKI Shin'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A1  -B03_1-_1A1-B03_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Due to the vastness of the vineyards in Hokkaido, it is very hard for its workers to eradicate weeds. In order to solve this problem, we aim to develop a weeding robot with a multi-link manipulator, using a visual sensing technique of stereo camera system for recognizing the trunk of grape. However this technique lacks accuracy because the stereo camera system generally cannot avoid the error in measurement. Considering this, we devised a method which defines the grape-trunk area. Additionally, in order to compensate the visual sensing technique, we used a tactual sensing technique using the multi-link manipulator, which can recognize trunk of grape by touching it. In this paper, we developed a robust sensing system using both visual and tactual recognition for the weeding robot.
  • KIKUCHI Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YAMANO Koichi, YASUDA Yasuharu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A1  -C08_1-_1A1-C08_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this research, we aim at reducing physical strain from nozzle reaction force and making the fire fighting activity more smoothly. We measured reaction forces as water is projected from a nozzle. We also conducted an analysis of physical strain for water projection angle and nozzle bending angle.
  • NAKANO Motoki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YAMANO Koichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A1  -G12_1-_1A1-G12_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The purpose of this research is to develope the powered valve for fire engine which according to person's intention based on impedance control. We establish the method to predict valve's opening time period by initial value of operation torque. In addition, we establish the method to predict it real time baced on minimum jerk model. It made the evaluation more improved to half.
  • KOBAYASHI Norihiro, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A1  -G28_1-_1A1-G28_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The purpose of this study is to develop the control method for power assist system that has energy regeneration system, by recovering desired load reduction ratio even if torque saturation happens. This paper considers using the ratio of impluse of assist force to impluse of operator's force as an evaluation indicator. Proposed method predicts the operation of an operator and gets desired load reduction ratio by dealing deficient impluse, based on reliability of predicted values.
  • Mori Yuki, Tanaka Takayuki, Kaneko Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A2  -D19_1-_1A2-D19_3  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes influence of adaptation on vibration perception for information presentation device using vibration. Information presentation using vibration is an effective method to convey the information to the user. Vibration conveys the information to the user by change in vibration frequency. However, vibration perception was changed due to the adaptation even when vibration frequency was constant. Perception of vibration strength was changed by vibration duration and how to change in vibration. We aim to find a cause of adaptaion and make a mathematical model of adaptation to vibration.
  • TAKASUKA Naohito, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TADA Tatsumi, SUZUKI Shin'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A2  -E30_1-_1A2-E30_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Our present study aims to establish a method for estimating the position of a mobile robot traversing irregular ground. More specifically, we apply simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) using a laser range finder (LRF). We derive an expression to estimate the position of the mobile robot relative to a fixed landmark using the LRF. We use two poles for the landmark in our experiment. We confirm the effectiveness and accuracy of our proposed technique by both simulations and experiments.
  • SHIBUKAWA Fumiya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _1A2  -G13_1-_1A2-G13_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we propose a multi-portal human interface (M-HI)as an innovative human interface for power assist systems. M-HI allows users to apply force anywhere in the power assist system. This paper describes the concept, the design, the algorithm and possible applications of M-HI. In addition, this paper demonstrates the effectiveness of M-HI with respect to expanding the operableworkspace of power assist systems containing multi-DOF manipulators.
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAITOH Munenobu, KAJIWARA Hidekazu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _2A1  -C25_1-_2A1-C25_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developed a soft and flexible power assist device named "smart suit". The assist force is basically gained by the elastic force of elastic materials, and it is controlled by adjusting the length of the elastic materials by using DC motor. In this study, we applied the smart suit to horse trainers for reducing their physical fatigue in horse training to prevent their injuries. Moreover we aim developing an assist force control method based on the energy control for considering not only the power assist but the skill assit. In this paper, we confirm the energy control has the effectiveness of the power assist and the skill assist.
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, KOCHI Nobuo, YAMADE Mitsuharu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2010-  (0)  _2P1  -F18_1-_2P1-F18_4  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to establish a Robust sensor system by considering a camera vibration. In stereo measurement, we cam approximate the distribution of the measurement error in image by using uniform distribution. Therefore, the parameters of the distribution of the measurement error are the mean value μ and the standard deviation σ, while the amplitude A and the frequency F are regarded as the parameters of the camera vibration. In order to verify relationships between the parameters with regard to the distribution of the measurement error and the parameters of the camera vibration, we performed an experiment using a vibration testing system. By the result, we can establish the measurement error model. Moreover, we defined the existing probability of the object by using the parameters of the measurement error. Additionally, in order to be minimized the errors, we proposed a variable baseline method. We verified effect of the variable baseline method.
  • 今村 由芽子, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一, 山中 正紀, 堀田 大介  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  34-  (0)  73  -76  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究では身体疲労を軽減させるための筋力補助装具"スマートスーツ・ライト"を開発している.スマートスーツ・ライトは弾性材(ゴムベルト)の張力を利用した,小型軽量のアシスト装置である.本報では,スマートスーツ・ライトの補助効果を特定の動作に最適化するための設計手法について述べる.対象動作として介護動作を扱い,モーションキャプチャにより介護動作の3次元計測を行った,取得した動作データにより,動作中の筋発揮力,弾性材の伸びについて解析した.それらの結果に基づき,弾性材の配置について検討する.
  • 把持力による皮膚変形を考慮したVibration Alert Interfaceの振動設計
    ヒューマンインタフェース学会論文誌  12-  (2)  103  -111  2010  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, KOCHI Nobuo, YAMADA Mitsuharu  電気学会研究会資料. GID, 一般産業研究会  2009-  (1)  41  -46  2009/12/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisashi Igawa, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Tatsumi Tada, Shin'ichi Suzuki  2009 35th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics  27th-  4061  -+  2009/11  [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Due to the vastness of the vineyards in Hokkaido, it is very hard for its workers to eradicate weeds. In order to solve this problem, we aim to develop a weeding robot with a multi-link manipulator, using a visual sensing technique of stereo camera system for recognizing the trunk of grape. However this technique lacks accuracy because the stereo camera system generally cannot avoid the error in measurement. Considering this, we devised a method which defines the grape-trunk area. Additionally, in order to compensate the visual sensing technique, we used a tactual sensing technique using the multi-link manipulator, which can recognize trunk of grape by touching it. In this paper, we developed a robust sensing system using both visual and tactual recognition for the weeding robot.
  • 菊地隆志, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 山野光一, 安田康晴  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  14th-  170  -173  2009/09/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中野 基輝, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  14-  46  -51  2009/09/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 菊地 隆志, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  14-  170  -173  2009/09/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之, 今村由芽子, 山中正紀, 鈴木善人, 齊藤宗信  日本機械学会福祉工学シンポジウム講演論文集  2009-  116  -117  2009/09/23  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing "Smart Suit Light" as a passive power assist supporter. The smart suit light is designed in consideration of not only supporting back muscles but also stabilizing torso as same as lumber corset. This paper will describe the concept and the basic design of the smart suit light. The assist efficiency which is the performance to reduce muscle activities, and also the relation between the tightening force around waist and the waist joint angle, as fundamental experimental results of a prototype will be shown.
  • SHIBUKAWA FUMIYA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  27th-  ROMBUNNO.3C3-07  2009/09/15  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IMAMURA YUMEKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, YAMANAKA MASANORI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SAITO MUNENOBU  日本機械学会年次大会講演論文集  2009-  (Vol.7)  287  -288  2009/09/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this research, we developed a wearable power assist system Smart Suit for snow shoveling, and constructed Motion Based Assist Method. The Smart Suit is controlled by semi-active assist system with elastic materials and adjustable assist mechanisms. Motion Based Assist Method is an technique to design control rule by measuring the motion. We propose the control rule that used joint angle and joint angular velocity, and performed an experiment to verify its assist effect. As a result of experiment, it was effective especially to the legs. It was confirmed that about 20% physical load were reduced on average.
  • 成田悠人, 高氏秀則, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, FENG Maria Q  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  33-  (34(ME2009 120-152))  57  -60  2009/08/27  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, SATOH Yutaka, TAKAUJI Hidenori  IEICE technical report  109-  (88)  61  -69  2009/06/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Around the researches in the author's lab, the examples of robust algorithms for illumination change, local shading, occlusion, and/or saturation in the real world scenes. ISC, OCM, RRC and their extended versions or successors are described into their details. Many examples of their applications in the real industry are shown with a lot of pictures. And then, the image-based robotic sensing is a part of the main issue and Smart suits and an algorithm of vibration monitoring is introduced.
  • TANAKA Takayuki, MORI Yuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  IEICE technical report  109-  (83)  63  -66  2009/06/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In recent years, we see walking people while using e-mail service and looking at screen of mobile phone with an increase in mobile phone user. We have developed a distance sense interface interface for detecting something denger for users. In designing the warning of device, we focus the difference of grip force each user. We propose the warning without recourse to grip force on the basis of Fechner's law.
  • KUSAKA TAKASHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SAITO MUNENOBU, SEKI SHUJI, SAKAMOTO NAOHISA, KAJIWARA HIDEKAZU  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2009-  ROMBUNNO.1P1-F06  2009/05/24  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松田潤樹, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 高橋悟  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  14th-  411  -416  2009/03/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 岡崎伸哉, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 高地伸夫, 佐藤宏一, 山田光晴  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  14th-  89  -94  2009/03/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  精密工学会誌  75-  (1)  176  -177  2009/01/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 菊地隆志, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 山野光一, 筒井洋一郎  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  41st-  7  -8  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 内藤葉月, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 梶原秀一  計測自動制御学会北海道支部学術講演会論文集  41st-  5  -6  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSAKA Takashi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAITOH Munenobu, SEKI Shuji, SAKAMOTO Naohisa, KAJIWARA Hidekazu  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2009-  (0)  _1P1  -F06_1-_1P1-F06_4  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes the assist force control of semi-active assist system "Smart Suit" for horse trainer. We developed a soft and flexible power assist device named "Smart Suit" for reducing horse trainers' physical fatigue in their horse training works in order to prevent their spine or legs injuries. The smart suit is a kind of semi-active and flexible power assist devices. The assist force is basically gained by the elastic force of rubber belt, and it is controlled by turning the length of the rubber belt by using DC motor. In order to gain the suitable assist force for periodical horse trainers' motion, the assist force control method based on the periodical input control was developed in this study. Also, for stabilizing their horse riding motion, we developed the assist force control method considering their dynamic stability by controlling their center of gravity on the zero moment point (ZMP) which is the dynamic stable point.
  • 成田 悠人, 高氏 秀則, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一, Feng Maria Q.  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  33-  (0)  57  -60  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究ではデジタル画像処理技術を用いた可とう性を有する橋梁の遠隔振動計測手法を提案する.この手法は費用対効果に優れ,実装が容易であり,高分解能な動的計測の利点を併せ持つ.橋梁に直接接触しない遠隔計測は橋梁の維持管理に有効であり,また高精度構造同定は橋梁の構造劣化の程度を認識するために必要不可欠である.本論文では,構造物の健康監視方法の一つである振動計測の重要性,いくつかの代表的な計測手法,および本提案手法の有効性の検証試験結果について述べる.
  • IMAMURA Yumeko, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YAMANAKA Masanori, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAITOH Munenobu  The proceedings of the JSME annual meeting  2009-  (0)  287  -288  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this research, we developed a wearable power assist system Smart Suit for snow shoveling, and constructed Motion Based Assist Method. The Smart Suit is controlled by semi-active assist system with elastic materials and adjustable assist mechanisms. Motion Based Assist Method is an technique to design control rule by measuring the motion. We propose the control rule that used joint angle and joint angular velocity, and performed an experiment to verify its assist effect. As a result of experiment, it was effective especially to the legs. It was confirmed that about 20% physical load were reduced on average.
  • TANAKA Takayuki, IMAMURA Yumeko, YAMANAKA Masanori, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAITO Munenobu  The Proceedings of the JSME Symposium on Welfare Engineering  2009-  (0)  116  -117  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We are developing "Smart Suit Light" as a passive power assist supporter. The smart suit light is designed in consideration of not only supporting back muscles but also stabilizing torso as same as lumber corset. This paper will describe the concept and the basic design of the smart suit light. The assist efficiency which is the performance to reduce muscle activities, and also the relation between the tightening force around waist and the waist joint angle, as fundamental experimental results of a prototype will be shown.
  • デサントスポーツ科学  30-  163  -171  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野 貴裕, 金子 俊一, 高氏 秀則, 田中 孝之, 前田 俊二, 渋谷 久恵, 吉田 実  電気学会論文誌C  129-  (5)  778  -785  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • LI Yuan, TAKAUJI Hidenori, OHMURA Isao, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki  Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering  75-  (5)  650  -656  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper proposes a novel scheme for image focusing by introducing a new focus measure based on self-matching methods. A unique pencil-shaped profile is identified by comparing the similarity between all patterns extracted around the same position in each scene. Based on this profile, a new criterion function called Complementary Pencil Volume (CPV) is defined to evaluate focus or defocus scenes based on similarity rate of self-matching, which visually represents the volume of a pencil-shape profile. Among matching methods, Orientation Code Matching (OCM) is recommended due to its invariant with regards to illuminations and contrasts. Several experiments using a Telecentric lens are implemented to demonstrate the efficiency of proposed measures. Outstandingly, comparing conventional focus measures, shows that the proposed method, focus measure based on OCM is robust against changes of brightness or illumination. Using this method, pan-focused images are composed and depth informations are represented by comparing the focus and defocus region in the scenes both under low and high illumination conditions.
  • NAGATA Noriko, OHKI Hidehiro, KATO Kunihito, KOSHIMIZU Hiroyasu, FUJIWARA Takayuki, SAGAWA Ryusuke, TANAKA Takayuki, OKUDA Haruhisa, HAGA Tetsuji, HASHIMOTO Manabu  電気学会研究会資料. GID, 一般産業研究会  2008-  (13)  1  -6  2008/11/28  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 森友揮, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  インテリジェント・システム・シンポジウム講演論文集  18th-  (CD-ROM)  ROMBUNNO.A5-4  2008/10/23  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SAKAMOTO NAOHISA, SEKI SHUJI  日本機械学会福祉工学シンポジウム講演論文集  2008-  156  -157  2008/09/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KAWAMURA YASUYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, KAJIWARA HIDEKAZU  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  26th-  ROMBUNNO.3K1-02  2008/09/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • IGAWA HISASHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, MATSUSHITA AKIHIKO, TAKAUJI HIDENORI, TADA TATSUMI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  26th-  ROMBUNNO.1L3-10  2008/09/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松田潤樹, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 高橋悟  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  13th-  69  -74  2008/09/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松田 潤樹, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  13-  69  -74  2008/09/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会年次大会講演論文集  2008-  (Vol.5)  171  -172  2008/08/02  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • NAKANO MOTOKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, YAMANO KOICHI, KOYAMA HIDETO, SEKI SHUJI, SAKAMOTO NAOHISA  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.1A1-G12  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • YAMANAKA MASAHIRO, MATSUSHITA AKIHIKO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, OFUJI HITOSHI, FUKUDA KAORU  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.2P2-B09  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OKAZAKI SHIN'YA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, MATSUSHITA AKIHIKO, TAKAUJI HIDENORI, TADA TATSUMI, OMURA ISAO, SUZUKI SHIN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.2A1-E03  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MORI YUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.2P1-D02  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, OTAKE HIROSHI, KAWAMURA TAKASHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.2A1-I18  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSAKA TAKASHI, NAKANO MOTOKI, SHIBUKAWA FUMIYA, KONDO KAORI, KOBAYASHI NORIYUKI, SANO RYUICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2008-  ROMBUNNO.2A1-I21  2008/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 河合俊輔, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  13th-  81  -86  2008/03/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 高氏秀則, 中山伊央, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  13th-  147  -152  2008/03/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAUJI Hidenori, NAKAYAMA Io, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki  電気学会研究会資料. IIC, 産業計測制御研究会  2008-  (86)  51  -56  2008/03/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TAKAUJI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki, MAEDA Shunji, SHIBUYA Hisae, YOSHIDA Minoru  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2008-  (1)  39  -44  2008/02/22  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA Takayuki, OHTAKE Hiroshi, KAWAMURA Takashi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _2A1  -I18_1-_2A1-I18_2  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes the robot contest produce competition and its purpose on creativity education. In this competition, participants plan an original robot contest for children including the rule book, the field, the robots for demonstration and the promotion video. Then, they present the robot contest as the trial management. This competition aims to promote their creativity, especially the problem-raising ability and the problem segmentation ability, and presentation ability too. The robot contest produce competition 2007 is also reported as an embodiment.
  • NAKANO Motoki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, YAMANO Koichi, KOYAMA Hideto, SEKI Shuji, SAKAMOTO Naohisa  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _1A1  -G12_1-_1A1-G12_2  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This research has been making the powered cock for fire engine. Recently the number of Japanese firemen decreases. They need device with a little load but it is forbidden to automate completely by fire defense law. So this research's purpose is to make the powered cock according to person's intention based on impedance control. First, we have confirmed relation of impedance parameter and cock's opening time period. In addition, we establish the method to predict cock's opening time period by initial value of controlling torque. By this method, evaluation consists of operation torque average and visual tracking error average has improved to the half. Second, we have confirmed to make responsiveness speedier based on friction control.The cock has strong static friction so there is longtime lag from giving the operation torque to opening of the cock. This friction control makes time lag shorter from 0.2sec to 0.03sec.
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, MATSUSHITA Akihiko, TAKAUJI Hidenori, TADA Tatsumi, OHMURA Isao, SUZUKI Shn'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _2A1  -E03_1-_2A1-E03_4  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to obtain exact visual information in irregular ground. We use visual information obtained by stereo measurement. We can approximate disparity error distribution by normal distribution. At first, we examine relationship between parameter of disparity error and parameter of camera vibration. Next, we define existing probability using parameter of disparity error, and we use existing probability for position estimate. Specifically, we obtain visual information of without vibration or near offer in irregular ground through the use of relationship between parameter of camera vibration and parameter of error.
  • KUSAKA Takashi, NAKANO Motoki, SHIBUKAWA Fumiya, KONDO Kaori, KOBAYASHI Noriyuki, SANO Ryuichi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _2A1  -I21_1-_2A1-I21_2  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a method of robot contest that enlightens welfare activity for children. Recently, many children have few chance to meet and communicate the grandparents, because numbers of two-generation family increased. A lot of current robot contests for children have given priority to the education of creativity. Then, we give the chance that children think about the welfare activity by adding a moralistic theme to the robot contest. We designed "Grandpa Mission" as a robot contest to rise awareness for welfare activity and propose how to execute it.
  • MORI Yuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _2P1  -D02_1-_2P1-D02_2  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have been researching a portable obstacle recognition support device to avoid danger for users and surrounding people. We have confirmed that perception of vibration is changed by user's grip force, the stronger grip force, the stronger user feel vibration. In addition, experimental result showed that the vibrations strength users feel changes with the vibration strength which is applied earlier to users. It's thought that this result is a phenomenon which is based on adaptability of sense of touch and pressure. We aim at warning design without recourse to adaptability.
  • YAMANAKA Masahiro, MATSUSHITA Akihiko, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, OHFUJI Hitoshi, FUKUDA Kaoru  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2008-  (0)  _2P2  -B09_1-_2P2-B09_4  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Laser robot can weld more accurate than Arc welding. However, the accuracy of positional match is demanded. Then, the system the welding robot is equipped with the camera and slit beam irradiating to the welding object is assumed. And, the irradiated appearance is photographed. By giving geometrical analysis to the obtained beam image, laser robot is controlled. Here, as the preparation stage, about linear regression of beam for geometrical analysis is described.
  • TANAKA Takayuki, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAKAMOTO Naohisa, SEKI Shuji  The Proceedings of the JSME Symposium on Welfare Engineering  2008-  (0)  156  -157  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have been developing "Smart Suit" as a soft and light-weight wearable power assist system. A prototype for preventing low-back injury in agricultural works and its semi-active assist mechanism have been developed. In this paper, we describe a prototype of smart suit for supporting waist and knee joint, and its control method for preventing the displacement of the adjustable assist force mechanism in order to keep the assist efficiency.
  • 重み付き投票処理によるテスト特徴法の性能改良
    電子情報通信学会論文誌  91-D-  (1)  89  -100  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • LI YUAN, OHMURA ISAO, TAKAUJI HIDENORI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2007-  365  -370  2007/12/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前幸康, 奥田晴久, 高氏秀則, 木村雄太, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2007-  265  -270  2007/12/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 田中孝之, 前田俊二, 渋谷久恵, 吉田実  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2007-  167  -172  2007/12/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SUZUKI Sho'ji, SUZUKI Takahiro, YOSHIDOME Tadashi  計測自動制御学会論文集  43-  (11)  945  -945  2007/11/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TSUTSUI Yoichiro, HAYASE Kazuhiko, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, FENG Maria Q.  Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering  73-  (11)  1273  -1278  2007/11/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose a new method for joint angle and torque estimation by using ultrasound. The ultrasound is emitted from the surface of skin. The estimation is carried out based on the feature value extracted from the reflected wave from inside of living body. The feature value changes as the movement of the muscle relating to the joint. We conducted an examination of simultaneous joint torque and angle estimation in dynamic motion of human elbow joint. Neural network and Multiple linear regression was employed as the estimator. Correlation coefficients and Mean absolute error between estimated data and measured data were calculated. The results show that the estimation was successful, though the error increased with time course.
  • TSUTSUI Yoichiro, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, FENG Maria Q.  Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering  73-  (9)  1062  -1067  2007/09/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have proposed a brand-new noninvasive method of joint torque and joint angle estimation by using ultrasound sensor for detecting muscle movement. In this study, the movement of biceps muscle and triceps muscle of human arm are detected with the ultrasound sensors. These muscles have a relation to contraction and extension of elbow joint. We conducted an examination of joint torque estimation under constant joint angles. We also conducted an examination of joint angle estimation under constant joint torques. In these examinations, torque or angle on the elbow joint was measured by using a torque sensor or an 1-Link Arm. The estimations were carried out with Nonlinear regression equations. Correlation coefficients between measured torque/angle and estimated one were calculated. The results show that these estimations by using ultrasound were successful.
  • 高氏秀則, 中山伊央, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  電気学会電子・情報・システム部門大会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2007-  TC3-7  2007/09/04  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 崔冬梅, 松下昭彦, 金子俊一, 高橋秀典, 田中孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  31-  (39(ME2007 121-151))  103  -104  2007/08/28  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TSUTSUI Yoichiro, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi, FENG Maria Q., MOROMUGI Shunji  電気学会研究会資料. GID, 一般産業研究会  2007-  (1)  23  -28  2007/08/27  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • HONDA Takumi, KANEKO Shuniti, TANAKA Takayuki  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2007-  (22)  31  -34  2007/08/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 田中孝之, 前田俊二, 渋谷久恵, 吉田実  画像センシングシンポジウム講演論文集(CD-ROM)  13th-  IN2-02  2007/06/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前幸康, 奥田晴久, 高氏秀則, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 橋本学  画像センシングシンポジウム講演論文集(CD-ROM)  13th-  IN1-05  2007/06/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAHASHI Hidenori, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering  73-  (6)  671  -676  2007/06/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the previous paper, the authors achieved a 3D motion capture system by using one camera with triangle markers, named as Mono-MoCap (MMC). MMC has two features. One is that MMC can measure 3D positions of subjects by using one camera on the basis of the perspective n point (PnP) problem. Another is that MMC does not need to recalibrate the camera parameters. In this paper, the authors apply MMC to binocular stereovision system for expanding its measurement range. Stereovision system can not measure 3D positions of objects when even one camera does not capture the objects. Experimental results show that the proposed method is effective for expanding of the measurement range of the parallel binocular stereovision system.
  • NAITO HAZUKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2007-  1A2-C01  2007/05/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OKAZAKI SHIN'YA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2007-  2A2-E07  2007/05/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SEKI SHUJI, SATO YUTA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SAKAMOTO NAOHISA  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2007-  1A1-G01  2007/05/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • WASHIO TAICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2007-  1A2-M05  2007/05/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • FU Lin, KANEKO Shunichi, TANAKA Takayuki  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2007-  (1)  25  -30  2007/02/24  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Fan Zhang, Akihiko Matsushita, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hidenori Takauji  2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-6  2007-  1855  -1859  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Due to the area of the vineyards in Hokkaido is extremely large, it is very difficult and hard to eradicate weeds by human being. In order to solve this problem, we developed a new dynamic image measure technique, which can be applied to the weeding robots in vineyards. The outstanding of this technique is that it can discriminate the weed and the trunk correctly and efficiently. Meanwhile, we also attempt to measure the root of trunk accurately. Due to techniques so far cannot suffice today's applications; a new method to measure the blocked trunk of grape in vineyards has also been developed in this paper.
  • SEKI Shuji, SATOH Yuhta, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shunichi, SUZUKI Yoshihito, SAKAMOTO Naohisa  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2007-  (0)  _1A1  -G01_1-_1A1-G01_2  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, we aim to develop a light-weight wearable power assist system "Smart Suit" for agricultural work. The smart suit mainly consists of elastic materials and adjustable assist mechanisms. In this report, we installed the motor unit that made the adjustable assist mechanism more efficient in the "Smart Suit", and we did the experiment that measured the potential differences between muscles when there was the adjustable assist mechanism and was not.
  • Zhang Fan, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2007-  (0)  _1A1  -H04_1-_1A1-H04_3  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Due to the area of the wainari-vineyard in Hokkaido is extremely large, it is very difficult and hard to eradicate weeds by human being. In order to solve this problem, we developed a new dynamic image measure technique which can be applied to the weeding robot in vineyards. The outstanding of this technique is that it can discriminate the weed and the trunk correctly and efficiently. In this technique, we took advantage of the difference of the hardness between the weeds and the trunk. The basic principle of this research is that after blowing wind to the target objects, the computer analyzes the response of the objects by using reduplicate difference. Based on the dynamic-static response, robot could distingish the weeds and trunk.
  • NAITO Hazuki, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ochi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2007-  (0)  _1A2  -C01_1-_1A2-C01_2  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This research is a fundamental study on variable stiffness mechanism using electromagnet and spring. In this study, we develop an unit that can change the stiffness to the combination of the electromagnet with the spring. And, it's basic characteristic was examined. Next, the mechanism was modeled, and the control method of the stiffness. In addition, we examined whether it can control. As a result, it has been understood that stiffness is changed from 0.12kgf/mm to 0.165kgf/mm, and stiffness can be controlled but it takes time.
  • WASHIO Taichi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2007-  (0)  _1A2  -M05_1-_1A2-M05_3  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Recently, we see many portable device users walking, using eniail service and internet contents. Such an activity is dangerous because it makes users less alert to surrounding obstacles. Therefore we set out to develop a. portable Obstacle-Recognition-Support-Device that widely secures the walking safety of the users. We proposed. the estimation method of obstacle recognizability while using portable device based on the body characteristics and the concentration rate t.o the work. We showed the experimental results of an attention power of testees to the obstacles when the intensity of given warning was changed according to the working strength and obstacle recognizability.
  • OKAZAKI Shin'ya, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2007-  (0)  _2A2  -E07_1-_2A2-E07_3  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to develop a velocity estimation and an envirnment recognition method for a mobile robot in an undulating environment. By evaluating the measuring errors of stereo method, we aim to remove those errors and get accurate velocity and environment information. We calculate velocity of mobile robot by dividing the difference of stereo data by sampling time. We used moving average and reliability of landmark to remove errors and we remove errors 70%〜90%. An undulating environment is obtained by comparing the measuring stereo errors with the theoretical stereo errors.
  • 局所一貫性による点群の回転照合法と欠陥パタン照合への応用
    電子情報通信学会論文誌  90D-  (10)  2798  -2806  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 方向符号照合による農作業機のためのロバスト速度計測
    電子情報通信学会論文誌  in printing  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 高氏秀則, 田中孝之  画像電子学会誌  36-  (4)  417  -425  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SATO YUTA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, SUZUKI YOSHIHITO, SAKAMOTO NAOHISA  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  24th-  3G24  2006/09/14  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬 一彦, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  11-  128  -131  2006/09/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬一彦, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, FENG Maria Q  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  11th-  128  -131  2006/09/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中原和哉, 高氏秀則, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 清水将志, 宮下行雄, 大村功  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  11th-  132  -137  2006/09/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中山伊央, 高氏秀則, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  11th-  36  -41  2006/09/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Hidenori Takauji, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Takayuki Tanaka  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IN JAPAN  156-  (4)  22  -32  2006/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper aims to propose a new scheme for robust tagging for landmark definition in unknown circumstance using some qualitative evaluations based on orientation code representation and matching, which has been proposed for robust image registration even in the presence of changes in illumination and occlusion. The necessary characteristics for effective tags include richness, similarity, and uniqueness, and are considered in order to design an algorithm for tag detection. These qualitative considerations can be utilized to design a simple and robust algorithm for tag definitions in combination with the robust image registration algorithm. (C) 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • 中山伊央, 高氏秀則, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  30-  (42)  71  -74  2006/08/31  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 李 媛, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  30-  (42)  67  -70  2006/08/31  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, MAEDA Shunji, SHIBUYA Hisae, YOSHIDA Minoru  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2006-  (20)  41  -44  2006/08/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SAKATA Yukinobu, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2006-  (11)  1  -6  2006/08/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • LI Yuan, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki  電気学会研究会資料. IP, 情報処理研究会  2006-  (11)  7  -12  2006/08/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • WASHIO TAICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2006-  2P2-A23  2006/05/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KOYAMA TAKESHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, TSUTSUI YOICHIRO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, FENG MARIA Q  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2006-  2P1-A06  2006/05/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • GOTO RYOSUKE, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2006-  2P2-A36  2006/05/26  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬一彦, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, FENG Maria. Q  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  11th-  204  -209  2006/03/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 坂田幸辰, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  画像センシングシンポジウム予稿集(CD-ROM)  12th-  L-14  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前幸康, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  画像センシングシンポジウム予稿集(CD-ROM)  12th-  B-5  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  画像センシングシンポジウム予稿集(CD-ROM)  12th-  L-13  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Koyama Takeshi, TANAKA Takayuki, Tsutsui Yoichiro, Kaneko Shun'ichi, Feng Maria. Q.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2006-  (0)  _2P1  -A06_1-_2P1-A06_4  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have developed the Ultrasonic Muscle activity Sensor (UMS) that measures muscle activities by the change of ultrasonic wave in muscles. We have shown that it is possible to estimate joint motion by using UMS. In this paper, we examine the influence of electrical noise on joint motion estimation using UMS and compare the influence when using EMG.
  • WASHIO Taichi, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2006-  (0)  _2P2  -A23_1-_2P2-A23_2  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study aims to develop a design support system which enables to improve the common-usability from the physical features of small numbers of testees and to develop an obstacle detector which is accessible to everyone. We proposed "universality" as an evaluation index of universal design. In this paper, we propose a safety universality estimation method which can estimates safety universality from the physical descriptions of the testees.
  • GOTOH Ryosuke, TANAKA Takayuki, KANEKO Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2006-  (0)  _2P2  -A36_1-_2P2-A36_4  2006  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this study, the authors aimed to develope a control method of power amplifier for reducing muscular fatigue. First of all, we defined the operating environment of the power amplifier, and we designed a controller which gives suitable impedance to the manipulator of the device and realizes natural contact condition for the operator in the environment. Based on the designed controller, we developed a one-link power amplifier as a minimum model of power suits. Also, we discussed how to quantify muscular fatigue with electromyograph in order to grasp human's characteristic of muscular fatigue when an operator do a task, and we defined an evaluation function of muscular fatigue. Based on these approach, we estimated optimal impedance that the manipulator should have to reduce muscular fatigue during visual tracking task. Besides, we proposed Automatic Optimal Impedance Matching Control which adjusts impedance of the controller automatically in order to minimize energy into the system, and we established effects of the control method for reducing muscular fatigue.
  • 竹田健祐, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 酒井薫, 前田俊二, 中川泰夫  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2005-  20  -25  2005/12/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中原和哉, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 清水将志, 宮下行雄  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2005-  234  -239  2005/12/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前 幸康, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10-  85  -90  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬 一彦, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10-  107  -110  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野 貴裕, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10-  161  -166  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前幸康, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 高橋悟  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10th-  85  -90  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10th-  161  -166  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬一彦, 田中孝之, 金子俊一, FENG Maria  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  10th-  107  -110  2005/09/01  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 後藤良介, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  43  -46  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野しょう, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  47  -48  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬一彦, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  39  -42  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 竹田健祐, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 酒井薫, 前田俊二, 中川泰夫  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  31  -34  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 鷲尾太一, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  29  -30  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 小山剛史, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  35  -38  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中原和哉, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 清水将志, 名取誠  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47(ME2005 125-139))  25  -28  2005/08/30  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 伝琳, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (46(ME2005 105-124))  25  -28  2005/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (46(ME2005 105-124))  17  -20  2005/08/29  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野 貴裕, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (46)  17  -20  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 傅 琳, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (46)  25  -28  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中原 和哉, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47)  25  -28  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 竹田 健祐, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47)  31  -34  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 小山 剛史, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47)  35  -38  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 早瀬 一彦, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47)  39  -42  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 後藤 良介, 田中 孝之, 金子 俊一  映像情報メディア学会技術報告  29-  (47)  43  -46  2005/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SAKATA YUKINOBU, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集  2005-  IS2-77  2005/07/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MAE TAKAHIRO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集  2005-  IS2-53  2005/07/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKAUJI HIDENORI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集  2005-  OS3-8  2005/07/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • DOMAE YUKIYASU, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集  2005-  IS4-166  2005/07/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ISHIKAWA FUKURO, HIRUKO YOSHIAKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2005-  1P2-S-016  2005/06/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • WASHIO TAICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2005-  1A1-N-032  2005/06/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 中原和哉, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 清水将志, 名取誠  画像センシングシンポジウム講演論文集  11th-  153  -156  2005/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 鷲尾太一, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  画像センシングシンポジウム講演論文集  11th-  449  -452  2005/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 梅枝真守, 梶原秀一, 田中孝之, 金子俊一  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  10th-  133  -138  2005/03/14  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Washio Taichi, Tanaka Tanaka, Kaneko Shun'ichi  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2005-  (0)  12  -12  2005  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Ishikawa Fukurow, Hiruko Yoshiaki, Tanaka Takayuki, Kaneko Shun'ichi, Yamafuji Kazuo  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2005-  (0)  122  -122  2005  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SAKATA Yukinobu, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, TAKAGI Yuji  Technical report of IEICE. PRMU  104-  (524)  25  -30  2004/12/17  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Fundamental characteristics of successive lerarning by Test Feature Classifier(TFC), which is non-parametric and effective small data, are examined. In the learning, after recognition of a set of unknown objects, they are fed into the classifier in order to obtain a modified classifier. We propose an efficient algorithm for reconstruction of prime test features, which are combinaton feature subsets for getting excellent performance. We apply the proposed successive TFC to dynamic recognition problems from which the characteristic of data changes with progress of time, and examine the characteristic by the experiment which used simulation data.
  • URANO Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki, IMADA Munetoshi  Technical report of IEICE. PRMU  104-  (523)  37  -42  2004/12/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We propose a fast and rotate-invariant template matching using an Orientation Code Difference Histogram (OCDH). It is based on Orientation Code Matching (OCM) [1], [2] and Orientation Code Histogram (OH)[3]. fast and robust for template matching even in presence of some irregularities like shading, highlighting, occlusion or their combination. It is fast in order to prune by OCDH.
  • MAE Takahiro, KANEKO Shun'ichi, TANAKA Takayuki  Technical report of IEICE. PRMU  104-  (523)  43  -47  2004/12/16  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    An efficient algorithm for template matching is proposed. We derive upper limit for efficient serach, it use two interval estimation, one is based on correlation coefficient between registered images, the other is based on number of white and black pixels. These interval estimation can estimate a correlation coefficient value between scene image arid template images strictly. We designed an efficient template matching algorithm using this upper limits, and we prove the efficiency of this algorithm using map images.
  • MAE TAKAHIRO, KANEKO SHUN'ICHI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  電子情報通信学会技術研究報告  104-  (523(PRMU2004 123-133))  43  -47  2004/12/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 竹田健祐, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 酒井薫, 前田俊二, 中川泰夫  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2004-  16  -21  2004/12/02  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 浦野貴裕, 金子俊一, 田中孝之, 今田宗利  ViEWビジョン技術の実利用ワークショップ講演論文集  2004-  22  -27  2004/12/02  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 高氏 秀則, 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  9-  17  -22  2004/08/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 小山 剛史, 田中 孝之, 筒井 洋一郎  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  9-  127  -130  2004/08/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 金子 俊一, 田中 孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  9-  291  -295  2004/08/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堂前幸康, 高氏秀則, 金子俊一, 田中孝之  知能メカトロニクスワークショップ講演論文集  9th-  65  -70  2004/08/05  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 山岸尚登, 黒井恒志, 田中孝之  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  9th-  567  -572  2004/03/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 筒井洋一郎, 鈴木洋輔, 田中孝之, FENG M Q  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  9th-  168  -173  2004/03/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kawaguchi Kaori, Tanaka Takayuki, Yamafuji Kazuo, Uehara Takeshi, Maeda Takamasa  The Proceedings of Conference of Kanto Branch  2004-  (0)  411  -412  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We develop a new vehicle to improve human mobility. It is modeled on the magic broom, and is named SWEEPWE. SWEEPER is lightweight and smart size, so it has high portability. SWEEPER is deigned in consideration of multipurpose use, for example, a substance of bicycle, avehicle for entertaiment. In this paper, we descride design concepts of SWEEPER, deveropment of a prototype, the questionnaire evaluation by trial ride and future works based on the evaluation.
  • Hayashi Toshiaki, Tanaka Takayuki  The Proceedings of Conference of Kanto Branch  2004-  (0)  413  -414  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Wearable robots, especially power suits to enhance human activity are one of most interesting topics. This study aims to develop a power suit installing a variable stiffness mechanism. In a previous study, we showed the relation between impedance parameters of power suits and human performance, and verified the effectiveness of self impedance matching method using soft computings. In this paper, we conduct fundamental experiments in order to design a variable stiffness mechanism which can tune the stiffness of joint mechanically. Experimental results show the effectiveness of variable stiffness for improving human performance and reducting muscle fatigue.
  • Yamagishi N, Tanaka T, Kuroi H  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2004-  (0)  24  -24  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Goth T, Tanaka T  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2004-  (0)  120  -121  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kawaguchi K, Tanaka T, Yamahuji K, Uehara T, Maeda T  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2004-  (0)  175  -175  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Suzuki Y, Tanaka T, Tsutsui Y  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2004-  (0)  178  -179  2004  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, SHIMIZU SHIGENORI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  21st-  1F18  2003/09/20  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MITSUI RYUJIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KAWAMURA TAKASHI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集(CD-ROM)  2003-  1A1.3F.F6(1)-1A1.3F.F6(2)  2003/05/23  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Mitsui R., Tanaka T., Kawamura T.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2003-  (0)  31  -31  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    新しいアクチュエータとして動物の視覚などの生体における光受容機構に存在するフォトクロミック分子を動力源とするアクチュエータの開発を行っている。力学モデルを構築し, 動作実験結果との比較を行った。
  • 石川 晴雄, 前川 博, 明 愛国, 金森 哉吏, 田中 孝之  日本機械学会誌  106-  (1014)  354  -354  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中 孝之, 生田 幸士  日本機械学会誌  106-  (1017)  640  -640  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yamagishi N., Tanaka T.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2003-  (0)  18  -18  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究では, ユニバーサルデザインの新しい評価方法の構築のために, 視覚障害者誘導用ブロック上を歩行したときの足裏の圧力分布を感圧導電性ゴムを用いた触覚センサによって測定し, 人間の認識結果との関連性を検証する。
  • Yamaguti R., Tanaka T., Hori S., Moromugi S., Feng M. Q.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2003-  (0)  84  -84  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    人間の全身に渡る動作を計測する為に, センサを内蔵した着衣方のセンサスーツを開発し最適なセンシングアルゴリズムを構築する研究である。本稿では筋肉の状態を測る超音波センサの高性能化を報告する。
  • Koyama T., Tanaka T., Tanaka K., Feng M. Q.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2003-  (0)  84  -84  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本報では, 生体情報である表面筋電位を用いてロボット装着時と未装着時の介護者の筋力を比較し, 全てのマンマシン系で利用可能なアシスト効果評価手法を提案する。
  • 介護用装着型ヒューマンアシストロボットの開発とアシスト効果向上のための制御系設計
    フルードパワーシステム  Vol.34-  (No.5)  128  -133  2003  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SHIMIZU SHIGENORI, SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, TANAKA KAZUO, ARASHIMA KENJI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  20th-  1A37  2002/10/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAGUCHI RYUSUKE, MOROMUGI SHUNJI, FENG M Q  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集(CD-ROM)  20th-  1F24  2002/10/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中孝之  日本機械学会年次大会講演論文集  2002-  (Vol.8)  507  -508  2002/09/20  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KANAMORI Naoki, TANAKA Takayuki, TANAKA Kazuo  IPSJ SIG Notes  126-  (3)  31  -33  2002/01/21  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper addresses subjective evaluation for operating feeling in a wearable robot. The NASA-TLX method, which is mental workload index analysis, is employed to investigate operating feeling for various impedance parameters and task parameters. The result shows the existence of three patterns of human operation. The patterns correspond to viscosity-based operation, restoring force-based operation and inertia-based operation, respectively. We verify the existence of three patterns by analyzing force sensor data. Furthermore, the verification of three pattern classification is also investigated by the semantic differential method and factor analysis.
  • YAMAGISHI NAOTO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  自動制御連合講演会講演論文集  45th-  399  -400  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中 孝之  年次大会講演資料集  2-  (0)  507  -508  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Koyama T., Tanaka T., Tanaka K., Maria Q. Feng  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2002-  (0)  48  -48  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    我々は介護者の肉体的・精神的負担を軽減するため, 介護者が装着しその腕力を増力することを目的とした, 介護用ヒューマン・アシスト・システムHAROの開発を進めている。本報では, HAROの操作性を向上させるために, HARO装着部に内蔵された操作力センサによって検出される操作力と介護者の筋電との相関をバイオメカニクスの観点から明確にし, その相関と操作力から介護者の意図を推定する。これにより, 介護者の筋骨格系に則した挙動やアシストが可能となる。
  • Yoshikawa K., Koyama T., Tanaka T., Tanaka K.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2002-  (0)  48  -49  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    われわれは介護用ヒューマン・アシスト・システムを開発し, 操作力センサと外力センサを統合した制御系の設計をおこなってきた。本研究では被介護者への抱き上げ作業の過程において, 被介護者との非接触である自由状態と接触している負荷状態, さらに自由状態と負荷状態との間の不連続な変化に対して過渡状態を設け, それぞれに対応した制御系を設計する。擬似被介護者 (約30kgのおもり) の持ち上げ実験をおこない, 提案する制御系が操作者の円滑な作業に有効であることを示す。
  • Yamagishi N., Tanaka T., Kawamura T., Tanaka K.  The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)  2002-  (0)  117  -117  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究では光エネルギによって構造が可逆的に変化するフォトクロミック分子に注目し, その動作をアクチュエータの動力として利用することを目的とする。フォトクロミック分子をナイロン6フィラメントの結晶組織中に拡散させ, 同分子の構造変化を利用した柔軟で静粛な繊維型アクチュエータを試作した。本アクチュエータは光によるエネルギ供給と制御が可能であり, 全体としてのシステムの小型・軽量化が期待できる。実験によりアクチュエータとしての利用を前提とした特性評価を行う。
  • 金森直希, 田中孝之, 田中一男  日本機械学会論文集  68-  (669)  1467  -1473  2002  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 堀滋樹, 田中孝之, 田中一男, 宮島晃  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  19th-  128  2001/09/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, HORI SHIGEKI, TANAKA KAZUO, SUZUKI HISANOBU  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  19th-  229  -230  2001/09/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 金森直希, 田中孝之, 田中一男  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  19th-  205  2001/09/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 吉川広祐, 小山猛, 田中孝之, 田中一男  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  19th-  295  2001/09/18  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中 孝之  オムニマネジメント  10-  (8)  2  -6  2001/08  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSHIDA TAKUYA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, FENG M Q, MOROMUGI SHUNJI  日本機械学会関東支部総会講演会講演論文集  7th-  289  -290  2001/03/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KUSHIDA Takuya, TANAKA Takayuki, FENG Maria Q., MOROMUGI Shunji  The Proceedings of Conference of Kanto Branch  2001-  (0)  289  -290  2001  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We have been developing the wearable human poweramplifying device. In order to correctly control the amplifying system, innovative sensors to recognize human motion are required to fubricated. In this paper, we propose the ultrasonic muscle power sensor by which human muscle power is directly measured. Trial manufacturing, experimental results and effectiveness of the proposed sensor are reported.
  • 田中孝之, 山藤和男  BIT (Tokyo)  32-  (12)  48  -53  2000/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KANAMORI NAOKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, TANAKA KAZUO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  18th-  1085  -1086  2000/09/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA ERIKA, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, IWAMOTO TETSUYA  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  18th-  1431  -1432  2000/09/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SHENG Z, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.5)  2P2.57.083(1)-2P2.57.083(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SUZUKI HISANOBU, NAKAKUKI KAZUO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.5)  2P2.57.084(1)-2P2.57.084(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MIYAJIMA AKIRA, TAKEMURA YOSHITO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.4)  2P1.57.091(1)-2P1.57.091(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KOBAYASHI TSUYOSHI, MURAYAMA NOBORU, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.4)  2P1.57.089(1)-2P1.57.089(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, HONDA KOTARO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.5)  2P2.57.081(1)-2P2.57.081(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KAWAMURA TAKASHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.4)  2P1.57.090(1)-2P1.57.090(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, MAEKAWA KEIICHIRO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  2000-  (Pt.4)  2P1.57.092(1)-2P1.57.092(2)  2000/05/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 小林 剛, 村上 昇, 田中 孝之, 山藤 和男  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  87  -87  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究は, 2次元猫ひねりロボットを2組, 組み合わせることにより, すなわち直交する2つの軸のまわりにそれぞれ1回ずつ猫ひねりを行うことにより3次元空間内で, 任意の姿勢をとることができることを示とともに, 3D猫ひねりロボットの開発を行った結果を報告する。
  • 河村 隆, 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  87  -87  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    われわれは1991年に世界で初めて猫ひねり動作の解明に成功し, この原理を応用してロボットに猫ひねりを行わせることに成功した。本研究は, ゴム人工筋を用いた猫の尻振り動作, 背骨の曲げ角の制御およびロボット猫の自由落下時の尻振り動作と猫ひねりの関係を明らかにした。
  • 宮島 晃, 竹村 嘉人, 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  87  -88  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    竹馬の動歩行をモデルとして, 一点接地で安定に立つことのできる一本足移動ロボットを開発した。本ロボットは定常的な足踏みにより動的に安定姿勢を保ち, さらに移動もおこなう。本研究では, 一本足ロボットをノンホロノミックシステムの見地から3次元でモデル化し, 各リンクの角度や各モータのトルク, ZMPの軌跡等をシミュレーションと実機の実験により解析, 動歩行について考察する。
  • 田中 孝之, 前川 桂一郎, 山藤 和男  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  88  -88  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    1989年に発表した筆者らの2リンクで1モータ駆動の雲梯わたりボットは典型的なノンホロノミックシステムである。その後, 2リンクで2モータというホロノミックシステムなどが研究されているが, われわれはあくまでもノンホロノミックシステムの励振によってもたらされる少ないアクチュエータによる優れた運動の実現にこだわり, 新提案したトルク制御法により効率よく雲梯わたりが実現できることを報告する。
  • 田中 孝之, 本多 幸太郎, 山藤 和男  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  103  -103  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    犬は訓練により, 空中に投げられたフリスビーや物体の落下する近くまで駆けて行って口で受けとめることができる。本研究はそのような犬の動作をロボットで実現するため, 多関節の二足をもつロボットを開発した。空中に放り投げられたこのロボットが空中でオイラー角を検出し, 足を常に地面に向けて軟着陸するようにゴム人工筋を制御することにより, ロボット犬の足からの軟着地実験に成功した。
  • 和田 一義, 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之, 五閑 学  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  103  -103  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    跳躍と同時に作業を行うロボットの一つとして, なわ跳びロボットに着目した。これまで, ロボットの開発と実機を用いた定点での連続なわ跳び動作の実現に成功したが, 動特性や制御特性に関してまだ解明されない部分がある。本研究では, シミュレーションによりなわ跳びロボットの運動特性の検討, なわ跳びと移動の同時動作を実現するための方法論を開発する。
  • 盛 再権, 田中 孝之, 山藤 和男  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  103  -104  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    本研究は, 横行クレーンの吊り荷の振動制御に関する基礎的研究として, サーボモータで水平に駆動されるスライダに取り付けた単振子型ローダーアームの制御を行った。この系は1入力, 2出力のノンホロノミックシステムであり, 具体的にはローダーアームの先端を高速・精密に位置決めする場合の残留振動防止に関するソフトウエアサーボ制御の研究である。
  • 鈴木 久延, 中久喜 一雄, 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之  ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演概要集  2000-  (0)  104  -104  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    曲率をもつ3つのリンクと2つのアクチュエータから構成され, 倒立や蠕動運動などにより床面を移動することができる床運動ロボットを開発した。本研究では, ノンホロノミックシステムの見地からロボットの運動特性を調べるとともに, 感性工学的なアプローチをおこない, より生物的な動作を実現する方法について検討する。
  • 田中 孝之  日本機械学会誌  103-  (978)  297  -297  2000  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 田中一男, 須貝明文, 田中孝之  日本ファジィ学会関東支部ワークショップ論文集  13th-  13  -17  1999/10/22  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.1)  1P1.01.002(1)-1P1.01.002(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KANAMORI NAOKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.1)  1P1.09.021(1)-1P1.09.021(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MURANO NAOYASU, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.1)  1P1.09.019(1)-1P1.09.019(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.2)  1P2.20.020(1)-1P2.20.020(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • HIRATA NAHOKO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.1)  1P1.09.023(1)-1P1.09.023(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KOYAMA TAKESHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.1)  1P1.09.022(1)-1P1.09.022(2)  -2  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SATO DAISUKE, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.2)  2A1.66.067(1)-2A1.66.067(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KAI MACHIKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, TAJIMA TOSHIHIRO, KUDO TOSHIMI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1999-  (Pt.3)  2P2.22.015(1)-2P2.22.015(2)  1999/06/12  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之, 大井 純司  自動化技術  30-  (11)  43  -48  1998/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KOYAMA TAKESHI, OHARA NAOKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  16th-  619  -620  1998/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MORISHITA SATOKI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, KURAWAKI ICHIRO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  16th-  1145  -1146  1998/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1998-  (Pt.1)  1CVI1.5(1)  1998/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1998-  (Pt.1)  2AVI1.3(1)  1998/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OKURA TAKESHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1998-  (Pt.2)  1AI3.7(1)-1AI3.7(2)  1998/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • GAMASAWA MASARU, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1998-  (Pt.4)  1CI4.7(1)-1CI4.7(2)  1998/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KAI Machiko, TANAKA Takayuki, YAMAFUJI Kazuo  インテリジェント・システム・シンポジウム講演論文集 = FAN Symposium : fuzzy, artificial intelligence, neural networks and computational intelligence  7-  681  -684  1997/11/10  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MORISHITA SATONORI, OBARA NAOMI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  15th-  343  -344  1997/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KANAMORI NAOKI, KURAWAKI ICHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TAGUCHI KAN  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  15th-  339  -340  1997/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, OI JUNJI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  15th-  1097  -1098  1997/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MURANO NAOYASU, SATO MASATOSHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  15th-  341  -342  1997/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, FENG M  JSMEロボメカ・シンポジア講演論文集  2nd-  71  -74  1997/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OI JUNJI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  2nd-  157  -162  1997/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAGUCHI KAN, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  JSMEロボメカ・シンポジア講演論文集  2nd-  25  -26  1997/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • UEDA YUKINORI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, SAEKI KENSUKE  ロボティクスシンポジア予稿集  2nd-  49  -52  1997/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, HIRABAYASHI TOMOKAZU  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  1105  -1106  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAKANASHI SHINJI, TANAKA JUNPEI, LITVINTSEVA L V, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  1161  -1164  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KAI MACHIKO, KATAGAMI DAISUKE, TAKANASHI SHINJI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  671  -672  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OI JUNJI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, KURAWAKI ICHIRO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  1083  -1086  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SHIBUYA MITSUHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, OGINO KAZUMITSU  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  645  -646  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OGINO YOHEI, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  1069  -1070  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MATSUMOTO KEIGO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.A)  373  -374  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TAGUCHI KAN, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, EMA KEN'ICHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  775  -776  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • UJIIE TOMONORI, SATO TAISUKE, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TOYOSHIMA ISAO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1997-  (Vol.B)  647  -650  1997/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • MATSUMOTO KEIGO, HASHIMURA MASAKAZU, OGINO YOHEI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, ULYANOV S V, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  14th-  (2)  453  -454  1996/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, ULYANOV S V  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  14th-  (2)  499  -500  1996/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • OI JUNJI, GAMASAWA MASARU, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, ULYANOV S V  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  14th-  (1)  295  -296  1996/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • WATANABE SHIN, OKURA TAKESHI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, ULYANOV S V, TANAKA TAKAYUKI  JSMEロボメカ・シンポジア講演論文集  1st-  105  -110  1996/07  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • KATAGAMI DAISUKE, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, ULYANOV S V, TOYOSHIMA ISAO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1996-  (Vol A)  690  -693  1996/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO, ULYANOV S V, HIRABAYASHI TOMOKAZU  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1996-  (Vol B)  959  -962  1996/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, SEKIGUCHI NAOHIRO, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本ロボット学会学術講演会予稿集  13th-  (3)  887  -888  1995/11  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会関東支部・精密工学会山梨講演会講演論文集  1994-  194  -195  1994/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ISHIKAWA ATSUO, MIYAGAWA KIMIHIKO, TANAKA TAKAYUKI, YAMAFUJI KAZUO  日本機械学会ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会講演論文集  1994-A-  (940)  353  -358  1994/06  [Not refereed][Not invited]

Books etc

  • 日本ロボット学会 (Contributor)
    コロナ社 2023/03 (ISBN: 9784339046793) ix, 1072p
  • Humanoid Robotics: A Reference
    Eiichi Yoshida, Ko Ayusawa, Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka (ContributorToward New Humanoid Applications: Wearable Device Evaluation Through Human Motion Reproduction)
    Springer 2018/08 (ISBN: 9400760450) 
    This chapter addresses a new application of humanoid robot for evaluation of wearable assistive devices. One of the issues for diffusion of assistive devices that has been developed recently is its objective and qualitative evaluation to validate its assistive effects. Human subject experiments that have frequently been used have several drawbacks such as heavy ethical procedures, repeatability, and subjectivity coming from tests with questionnaires. A humanoid robot with humanlike structure and shape has potential to be used as an “active mannequin.” By reproducing human motions based on a technique called retargeting, a humanoid robot can test wearable devices instead of a human. It has advantages as it can repeat the same motions to test the product under the same conditions, and it has no ethical risks. The largest advantage is its capacity of quantitative evaluation by measuring joint torques, which allows direct validation of supportive torque generated by the device. By taking an example of a supportive wear “Smart Suit Lite” supporting the user’s lower back by elastic bands, we will overview the evaluation framework of humanoid-based assistive device evaluation, including human motion retargeting, experimental device evaluation with humanoid HRP-4C, and validation of the accuracy of the results using an identification method.
  • 田中孝之, 諸麦俊司, 松野 文俊, 大須賀 公一, 松原 仁, 野田 五十樹, 稲見 昌彦 (Contributorセンサ・アクチュエータとモデリング)
    近代科学社 2017/12 (ISBN: 476490473X) 1024
  • 田中孝之, 人工知能学会, JSAI (Contributorパワーアシストスーツ)
    共立出版 2017/07 (ISBN: 4320124200) 1579 1024-1025
  • 田中孝之, 日下 聖, 土谷圭央, 板生 清 (Contributor作業者の腰への負担計測と軽減に向けたセンサ内蔵ウェアの開発)
    サイエンス&テクノロジー株式会社 2017/04 (ISBN: 4864281513) 519
  • 産業技術研究所ヒューマンライフテクノロジー研究部門 (Contributorパワードスーツ)
    朝倉書店 2013/10 (ISBN: 4254201524) 506
  • 東日本大震災合同調査報告書編集委員会 
    日本機械学会, 丸善出版 (発売) 2013 (ISBN: 9784888982320) 178-180
  • 山藤 和男, 田中 孝之 
    養賢堂 2002 (ISBN: 4842503319)

Presentations

Association Memberships

  • IEEE   精密工学会   計測自動制御学会   日本機械学会   日本ロボット学会   IEEE   Japan Society of Precision Engineering   The Society of Instrument and Control Engineering   Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering   Robotics Society of Japan   

Works

  • スマートスーツ研究会
    2007 -2011
  • 軽労化研究会
    2011

Research Projects

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
    Date (from‐to) : 2022/04 -2025/03 
    Author : 田中 孝之, 村井 昭彦
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2018/04 -2021/03 
    Author : Kurita Yuichi
     
    The purpose of this study is to design an assistive force based on the knowledge of the relationship between physical/psychological burden and motor/work skills in order to produce subjective and objective effects with soft and light assistance, and to utilize the technology for easy and accurate measurement of the amount of burden in a soft exoskeleton suit. The results of this research led to the development of dry microneedle electrodes, a balance training suit, a technique for verifying the lumbar assistance effect of an active corset, a technique for verifying the psychological effect of assistive force, and a technique for adjusting subjective assistive force by visual/force feedbacks.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Date (from‐to) : 2017/04 -2020/03 
    Author : Tanaka Takayuki
     
    We have developed a wearable assist system for efficiently training motor and sensory functions by supporting the integration of movement and perception in deep muscles where movement perception is difficult. The pelvic floor muscle group (PFM) was treated as the deep muscle. We have developed an indirect motion teaching interface technology that utilizes PFM and muscle synergy of the abdominal lateral muscles and a wearable motion perception interface that uses force-tactile stimuli, and implemented them in a wearable system. We also designed a training program according to the individual's pelvic alignment. We conducted a subject experiment of PFM training using the developed motion perception assist system and verified its effectiveness.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Date (from‐to) : 2012/04 -2015/03 
    Author : TAKAYUKI TANAKA
     
    This study aims to develop fundamental technologies of vibration-perception interface called as VAI-C which provides the distance and/or the relative speed to forward vehicles to the driver by vibration stimulus for drivers' hazard avoidance. Firstly, in order to achieve the correct proposal of distance perception by vibration perception, I mathematically modeled the relation between the distance perception and vibration perception in consideration of the complication of surroundings and the relative speed between his/her own vehicle and the forward. I confirmed that VAI-C was able to provide correct distance perception even if in case where optical illusion could be happen. Then, I constructed a dynamic model of vibration perception considering with sense adaptation in order to provide the relative speed. Finally, I developed a VAI-C which can inform correct distance and relative speed to support drivers' visual recognition.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
    Date (from‐to) : 2006 -2007 
    Author : 田中 孝之
     
    装着者にあわせて増力装置の構造を最適化することでアシスト力を効率良く装着者に伝達し,アシスト効率を向上するためのアクチュエーション技術を開発する.2種類の可変構造システムを開発し,装着者の体格に対する増力装置のサイズの不適切さ,および動作中の増力装置のずれに起因するアシスト効率悪化の問題を解消した.また生体センサを用いて増力装置のずれを検出するセンサシステムを開発した. まず,アクチュエータユニットをスーツ要所に配置したジグに取り付けることで固定し,ジグとスーツを介して装着者にアシスト力を伝達する.各ジグ間のアクチュエータユニットのワイヤ長を手動調整することで,装着者の体格に増力装置を合わせる静的な可変構造システムを開発した. アレイ状EMGセンサを用いて,神経支配帯とセンサ情報との関係よりスーツのずれを計測するセンサシステムを開発した.ここで増力装置のずれがアシスト効率に大きく影響する.そこで,アクチュエータユニット取り付け部に装着者の体表面に密着するようにEMGセンサをアレイ状に取り付け,ホルダのずれを実時間で計測することができた.また,超音波による筋活動センシングによる動作計測システムを開発した.テスト特徴分類器に基づいて動作認識法を開発し,生体を透過した超音波から関節角度・トルクを認識する手法を確立した. 最後に,腰と膝を同時アシスト可能な増力装置を開発した.ここでは,アクチュエータユニットを腰部に2つ取り付け,腰と肩および腰と膝とをアクチュエータユニットで結び,腰と膝に補助力が得られるようにした.アクチュエータユニットのずれによってアシスト効率が低下することをシミュレーションと実験により確認した.さらに,2つのアクチュエータユニット間の位置を動的に制御することで,ずれを抑制する制御系を開発し,実験によってその効果を示した.
  • 葡萄園除草ロボットの研究開発
    Date (from‐to) : 2006
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Date (from‐to) : 2003 -2005 
    Author : TANAKA Kazuo, TANAKA Takayuki
     
    (1)Development of Variable Structure Mechanical Systems A class of variable structure mechanical systems is defined by using the concept of sector nonlinearity. A key feature of the systems is to switch different nonlinear dynamics using fuzzy logic. (2)Control of Variable Structure Mechanical Systems We consider two kinds of the variable structure mechanical systems. Several design conditions for stabilizing them are derived in terms of linear matrix inequalities. (3)Development of a Flapping Robot A flapping robot with membrane wing is developed. We also construct a calculation model of aerodynamic forces for flapping movements for the robot. The optimal aspect ratio for the flapping robot is designed through the calculation model that considers not only aerodynamic forces but also the load of a motor and the mechanical structure. The simulation results show that the flapping efficiency for membrane wing is better than that for rigid wing. The experimental results agree well with the simulation results based on the proposed calculation model of aerodynamic forces. (4)Improvement of Variable Structure Mechanical Systems Control We improve the variable structure mechanical systems control developed in (2). In the improvement, switching conditions and conservation laws play an important role of designing a (stabilizing) switching controller for the variable structure mechanical systems. Simulation results show the utility of this control approach. (5)Stabilization of Lift Force of Flapping Robot A dynamic model for the lift force of the flapping robot is identified using subspace method. A reference model that realizes an efficient flying is generated. We design a stabilizing controller to control the lift force of the flapping robot. Experimental results demonstrate the utility of our approach.
  • セミアクティブアシストに基づく筋力補助装置スマートスーツ
    共同研究
    Date (from‐to) : 2004
  • Smart Suit: Power Assist Device based on Semi-active Assist
    Cooperative Research
    Date (from‐to) : 2004
  • ユニバーサルデザインに基づく携帯型障害物検出デバイス
    Date (from‐to) : 2003
  • Portable Obstacle Detector based on Universal Design
    Date (from‐to) : 2003
  • 簡易装着型ヒューマンインタフェース「センサスーツ」
    Date (from‐to) : 2002
  • Wearable Human Interface "Sensor Suit"
    Date (from‐to) : 2002
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (A)
    Date (from‐to) : 1998 -1999 
    Author : 田中 孝之
     
    開発する対話型ペットロボットのシステムは,センサ系,認識系,処理系及び表出系に大別される.このうち,平成10年度は本ペットロボットの表出系となるぬいぐるみ型ハードウェアと処理系となる生物の神経回路ネットワークを模した対話型アルゴリズムの開発を行った. 平成11年度は,まずロボットシステムに視覚センサとしてCCDカメラを搭載し,対話の相手との相対関係および周辺情報を視覚情報により獲得するセンサ系・認識系を開発し,前年度の成果とあわせて統合的なプロトタイプシステムを開発した. 次に,人間の処理が本能と理性によるもので,その表出から内部心理状態を推測することが困難であるため,比較的本能的な処理・表出が行われているペット動物を対話の相手として用いることとした.具体的な対話としてペット動物との「遊び」を行うこととし,開発した対話型アルゴリズムによって人間とペット動物が遊ぶことに近い遊びができることを確認した. 以上の成果から,目的とした対話型ロボットのプロトタイプを開発し,生物との対話によりアルゴリズムの有効性を実証した.今後の課題として,人間の表出のように複雑な情報から,相手の内部心理状態を推測できるようなシステムの開発が望まれる.

Industrial Property Rights

  • 特許6586700:負荷検出装置、情報処理装置、負荷検出方法、および負荷検出プログラム  
    田中 孝之, 日下 聖, 土谷 圭央, 安田 雅彦, 根岸 易世, 古川 治, 根岸 恭子, 根橋 秀文, 安東 繁宏
  • 特開2019-023368:ウェアラブル装置、情報管理システム、駆動方法、およびアプリケーションプログラム  2019/02/14
    田中 孝之, 岡本 仁志, 日下 聖, 伊藤 隆太郎
  • 特開2019-017878:計測装置、計測システム、計測方法、プログラムおよび携帯型端末  2019/02/07
    田中 孝之, 金子 俊一, 日下 聖, 和田 恭坪, 山本 雅也
  • 特許6617519:補助スーツ  
    田中 孝之, 栗田 雄一
  • 特開2017-064203:保護装置並びに保護装置の制御方法及び制御プログラム  2017/04/06
    田中 孝之, 酒井 裕司, 熊倉 祐一郎, 鈴木 善人
  • 特開2015-221178:トレーニング装置、トレーニング装置の制御方法及び制御プログラム  2015/12/10
    野村 英史, 今井 茂, 山村 侑平, 中野 直樹, 田中 孝之, 今村 由芽子
  • 田中 孝之, 鈴木 善人  国立大学法人北海道大学, 株式会社スマートサポート  201103039765473966
  • 田中 孝之, 鈴木 善人, 吉成 哲, 前田 大輔, 山岸 暢  国立大学法人北海道大学, 株式会社スマートサポート  201103095200169365
  • 矢田 和也, 椎名 肖一, 上田 尚輝, 田中 孝之, 松本 浩輔  株式会社大林組, 国立大学法人北海道大学  201403009871663389
  • 田中 孝之, 中野 基輝, 山野 光一, 近藤 伸一, 関 修治, 坂本 直久  国立大学法人北海道大学, 株式会社モリタホールディングス  200903051596480607
  • 田中 孝之, 鈴木 善人  株式会社リープス  201003067142771377
  • 田中 孝之, 鈴木 善人  国立大学法人北海道大学, 株式会社スマートサポート  201103052766950470
  • 田中 孝之, 佐藤 悠太, 鈴木 善人, 坂本 直久, 関 修治  国立大学法人 北海道大学, 株式会社リープス, 株式会社モリタホールディングス  200903071513356544


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